The hardship fund provides vital assistance to students who, through no fault of their own, need some extra financial help to ensure they continue with their studies and reach their full potential. Even with the best financial planning, many students experience unexpected hardship. Unforeseen circumstances, additional costs or a change in personal situation can often leave students unable to cover essential costs such as day-to-day living expenses, rent, travel and childcare. 

In an emergency situation, students can apply for grants of up to £1,200 from the hardship fund which can make all the difference to a promising student by enabling them to stay at University, focus on their studies and successfully graduate. 

How you can help 

Your support will help students experiencing hardship to reduce their working hours and ease any financial worries they have so that they can commit themselves fully to their studies and reach their full potential.