Extra help if you need it

Rather than let money problems interfere with your studies, Funding, Graduation & Awards administers a scheme designed to help lighten the finanicial burden some students may experience.

Student Hardship Fund

The Student Hardship Fund (SHF) is provided by the University to help students who have genuine and unavoidable financial difficulties and are struggling with their living costs despite having received all financial support available to them.

Please note that the SHF cannot be used in any circumstances to help fund tuition fees.

The SHF is open to all students, however a UK student must have taken all the statutory support available to them, and all other students must demonstrate that they made adequate realistic provision for their studies before embarking on their course.

All awards made from the SHF will be means-tested, therefore some applications will be unsuccessful. Any award granted will be paid as a non-repayable cash bursary into the student’s nominated bank account. Students may receive up to £2,500 in any academic year.

Applications for support can be made at any time during the academic year (26 September 2016 – 16 June 2017) provided that you are a registered student.