Student Experience Fund

The Student Experience Fund follows on from the success of our Student Crisis Support Fund, launched as part of the wider COVID-19 Emergency Response Campaign to deal with the increasing challenges being faced by our students in the wake of coronavirus. The new Experience fund will contine to help our students realise their potential.

Since its launch, we have been overwhelmed with the response from our community of staff, students, alumni, and partners in their collective efforts to meet the challenges of the pandemic. It is thanks to their support that we have now raised more than £200,000 towards our campaign.

Alumni and friends were quick to respond to the appeal, providing a lifeline to our most vulnerable students, who may have faced deferring or discontinuing their studies without this support. Your support has been crucial in providing emergency grants, bursaries, and access to education to students in need.

The impact of your support

More than 200 students have received the help they urgently need. We could not have done this without your support. In response to the impact realised by the Student Crisis Support funding and the increased need within our student community, in December the University announced an investment of an additional £1 million in support of student hardship. A further £95k was secured by the University from the Office for Students.

Long term support for our student community

Every student, regardless of their background, deserves the opportunity to thrive and succeed. The COVID-19 Student Crisis Support Fund responded to the immediate needs of our student community. Now, we look to the future to expand this support.

The Student Experience Fund will continue to provide financial support to students in need, as well focusing on maximising the opportunities available to students. Through bursaries and grants to support student well-being, enterprise and employability, academic and extra-curricular activities, we are committed to ensuring every student receives the best Liverpool experience.

Please consider continuing to support our students into the future. Find out more here.


“To some it may seem like a little, to me it was an anchor that stabilised me through a period of great uncertainty. I cannot emphasise how much it helped me. Thank you very much to the donors and everyone else involved in the support process.”

Final year student

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