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Short Term Support

Applications for Short Term Support are now closed. If you are still facing a delay in funding, please email

Who can apply?

Any undergraduate student who is eligible to receive and has submitted an application for the Student Finance Maintenance Loan and/or the NHS bursary

What are the criteria?

You must be fully enrolled at the university

You must have started your course and are attending university

You must have submitted an application to Student Finance/NHS bursary

What support is provided?

Any support is discretionary and will depend on what other funds you have access to, (if you have a credit balance on your bank accounts then this will be taken into consideration), but if it is agreed to provide support, this will be based on what we consider to be an appropriate amount to assist with food and incidental costs. We will take into consideration when any payment from Student Finance/NHS is likely to be received.

Do I need to pay the money back?

No! if it is agreed to provide you support then this is in the form of a grant and will not need to be repaid. If, however at a later date you decide to submit a full application to the Student Support Fund, then any monies already received will be taken into consideration.

How is the support paid?

Any support awarded will be paid into your bank account. Please ensure that the university holds your correct details, which you can do via Student Records Self Service. We may also provide Tesco food vouchers or a combination of both.

I need to pay my rent

The Short-term support is not available to cover rent. If you are in university accommodation, please contact the Student Hub, to explain your situation. If you are in private rented accommodation, we would recommend that you talk to your landlord. If you need a letter from the University confirming your situation then please email,

How do I apply?

Please complete and submit the short term support application You will also need to submit a copy of your bank statement for any account that you have access to, including savings, ISA’s and Crypto currency covering the last 30 days. Could you please submit these as pdf’s rather than screenshots or Jpegs,Png’s.

I don’t meet the criteria/need longer term support.

The Financial Support team administer the Student Support Fund which provides support to those students who find themselves struggling financially. Information on the Fund can be found on our webpage.

I would like to speak to someone about my situation

You can email the Financial Support team at, alternatively we do offer online appointments, which can be booked via our online booking system.

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