There is currently a slight delay assessing applications to the University Hardship Fund. As of 19 November 2019 we are working on applications received on 14 October 2019 (6 working days behind). Please be assured that we will be in contact as soon as possible.
University Hardship Fund
The University Hardship Fund (UHF) is available to provide support for home (i.e. UK) students experiencing financial difficulty. The UHF is part of the University’s commitment to providing financial support to students to enable them to achieve their potential at the University. The aim of the fund is to relieve financial hardship that might impact on a student’s participation at University, however there is no automatic entitlement to an award from the fund.
The UHF has two types of award, standard and non-standard awards. For a Standard award an assessment of your income against allowable expenditure will be carried out to see if you are eligible for an award. Non-standard awards are considered when a student doesn’t qualify for a standard award but has an unexpected expenditure during the year which results in them suffering hardship.
The University Hardship Fund for academic year 2019/20 is now open:
If your Student Loan has been delayed for any reason we may be able to offer you a small short-term loan from the fund to help towards your essential daily living costs (loans cannot be made to pay rent). If you think you need to discuss a loan please attend one of our drop-in sessions to see a Money Adviser.
Alternatively, £25 cash loans are available from the Guild Advice Centre. Please call 0151 794 6868 for information.