How your support is giving Liverpool students a lifeline

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The Quad on campus

The Student Fund was launched last year in response to the increasing demand for support in the wake of the cost-of-living crisis and current world affairs.

Thanks to your support, more than 500 students have received emergency funding through the Hardship Grant, two students have been welcomed to Liverpool through the Asylum Seeker Scholarship and a Student Food Pantry opened on campus to provide support to students in need.

Hear from some of the students who have benefitted from your support:

The scholarship has opened a door and the prospect of a brighter future and will play a key role in shaping me into a successful person in future. Donors like you make life brighter for us and I can only hope that one day, I too will be in a position to bring a smile to another needy student. I cannot express my gratitude enough, and I want you to know that your generous support will see me achieve my dreams.” - Anonymous, Asylum Seeker Scholarship Recipient

“You provided me with a lifeline and because of it, I was able to focus on studying and pass my exams. This summer I will graduate as a doctor who will work in the NHS, something that might not have happened without the fund. Thank you so much for your generosity.  You’ve prevented my financial hardship from stopping me from achieving my dreams.” – Fifth Year Medical student and recipient of the Hardship Grant

The Food Pantry is amazing. It is excellent that this resource is available to students in need, especially at this time. It brought tears to my eyes at what I was able to bring home the first time. It is a lifeline and more than just a food pantry. It is a welcoming, supportive place to visit each week too.” - Student Food Pantry user

“I am eternally grateful to all of you, who make funds like this, accessible to students like me who are struggling. The burden of studying/ deadlines whilst having other responsibilities plus financial hardship, takes such a toll on one's mental health. Removing even one of these factors can be simply, life-changing! I hope to be able to be in a position to do the same in years to come. Thank you.” - First year Biomedical Science student and recipient of the Hardship Grant

“This has been such a help to me as a mature student single parent who is wanting to better herself to be independent financially through going to university. You have made my first year of university more manageable and lifted the big money burdens I had. Thank you so much.” - Bonnie, First Year Italian student and recipient of the Hardship Grant

Your support has given hope to countless students. Thank you.

To find out more about the Student Fund, please visit our webpage.