University Support Fund reopens ahead of new academic year

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Applications for the fund are open from 1 September

  • 01 September 2020
  • 4 min read

The University Support Fund has reopened from today (1 September), offering non-repayable grants to students in financial difficulty - including those who may struggle due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Applications are assessed on your income and expenditure and you can request an application form by emailing

You will be asked for your Student Finance England notification letter (if applicable), three months up-to-date bank statements from all accounts including savings, and a copy of your tenancy agreement or halls invoice. 

Everything you tell us will be kept in the strictest confidence and we’ll always put your needs and interests first. Our friendly team of experts includes advisers who are members of the Institute of Money Advisers and the National Association of Student Money Advisers who are all happy to help. 


Financial help and advice


The Student Finance team is also able to help you in a number of ways if you are in need of financial support while studying at the University. They can:

  • Help you identify and apply for funding - We can speak to Student Finance England or another national funding body on your behalf if you are having issues

  • Money management and budgeting advice - We can give you the advice you need to help you put together a budget plan

  • Help with scholarships and bursaries - We can explain any eligibility criteria and help you with the application process

  • Financial hardship funds - If you're facing genuine financial hardship while studying, there are support funds to help

Contact the Student Finance Centre at or 023 9284 3014.