Student Life Centre

Eligibility Criteria

You are able to apply for hardship support if you are fully registered on a full time Undergraduate course or a full or part time Postgraduate Taught or Research course. This applies to all Home, EU or Overseas students but you must be registered in order to receive support. Students on a Year Abroad or Placement year may also be eligible. This will be judged on a case by case basis. Students on temporary withdrawal are NOT eligible.


Things to consider when completeing your application
When completeing your application, you may wish to include the following information in your personal statement:
  • Why you are experiencing financial difficulties;
  • What you have done to address your financial difficulties yourself;
  • If your living costs are affected by a disability or health condition you should include information about these costs.
There are several requirements you must usually have met before we are able to consider your application. This includes making all possible arrangements to secure available / statutory funding prior to making a hardship application.  Please note, the hardship fund cannot be used to fund tuition fees. Furthermore, students applying for academic related costs will be referred to the Student Union's hardship fund. More information can be found here
Once we have received your application and all the supporting documentation, it may take up to 20 working days to process your application.
There is no guarantee you will qualify for hardship support as resources are limited. Applications for funding may result in referrals to specialist services, or coaching and advice sessions being offered to help you minimise costs, maximise your income and manage your budget.