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The Student Support Fund

The Student Support Fund

The Student Support Fund is a pot of money that has been provided by the university to improve student success and progression.


The University’s Student Support Fund is open and accepting applications from students who find themselves in unexpected financial difficulty. If you are struggling with living costs, then we encourage you to apply.

For applications received after 23:59 BST on Monday 3rd May 2021, as standard we will be assessing Undergraduate students for 8 weeks and Postgraduate students for 20 weeks. It will be at the discretion of the advisor as to whether a longer assessment is undertaken if it is apparent there are exceptional circumstances.

All applications are assessed in a fair and equitable manner using set figures, and all outcomes are moderated by the team.

If you would like to discuss your financial situation with an advisor, we have online appointments available to book here. Alternatively, you can email  with any queries and we will assist you.

If you are contacting us as you are symptomatic, are awaiting test results or if you or one of your housemates has tested positive for Covid-19, and are seeking financial support, please ensure you follow the guidance listed here 

If you are experiencing a crisis/emergency situation, please email and an advisor from the Financial Support team will contact you as soon as possible, alternatively you can book an online drop-in, details of which can be found here

An application to the Student Support Fund does not guarantee financial support.

Who can apply

Who can apply

Check your eligibility for the Student Support Fund.

the assessment process

What happens in the assessment

  What we include, What documents you need to submit, amount of weeks the assessment covers, what you could receive, how payments are made and possible outcomes

ready to apply

Ready to apply

Ready to make an application to the Student Support Fund- What you need to do now, The link to the application

Short term funding

Short term funding issues

If you have yet to receive your Student Finance loan/NHS bursary, you may find yourself short of funds. We may be able to provide you with a small amount of support to tide you over.  

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