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Summer Fund for students facing financial hardship over the summer vacation

Each year the university offers financial support to students over the long summer holiday.  Applications are assessed on a case by case basis and if you are made an award, it is paid to you direct from the university and you do not have to pay it back.

Who can apply?

All full time, UK and EU students who are progressing on an undergraduate course in September  2024. You must be fully enrolled on a standard length course and not intermitting.

This is a limited fund and unfortunately we cannot guarantee awards for all applicants, so priority will be given to students in financial hardship who cannot work over the long summer vacation for one of the following reasons:

  • You have caring responsibilities – for a child, relative, partner or other adult
  • You have health issues or are a disabled student

If you do not fit into either category above, you may still apply but please tell us as much as you can about your situation in your cover letter.

Are there any exceptions?

  • All continuing students in receipt of a care leavers bursary or estranged students bursary will be contacted separately so do not need to apply.
  • Health Science students enrolled on a long course can still apply to the Student Support Fund until 28th June (note extended end date)

How to apply

In order to apply for the Summer Fund you need to complete a short application form and provide supporting evidence such as bank statements, rent or mortgage liability, DWP benefits (if applicable) and a covering letter fully explaining your reasons for applying. You must email your completed form and scanned evidence to the Funds team direct: 

When to apply

Applications are now open. You need to submit your application and all supporting evidence before midnight on Friday 12th July 2024. We cannot consider any late applications.

Other important information

Please contact the Student Advice team to check your eligibility and request an application form – telephone 01273 642888 or email

The Funds team look at applications in date order. We acknowledge applications within 2 working days, but please allow 2 weeks from the date of the acknowledgement before you check the progress of your application.

If we require any additional information, we will contact you using your uni email address and this is also how we will notify you of the outcome of your application.

You must enter/refresh your bank details correctly on Student View to receive any award payable to you, so please check your details are entered/refreshed correctly.

There is no right appeal for any unsuccessful applications.

Our term time funds including the main Student Support Fund will reopen next academic year and we’ll send out more information about that nearer the time.

If you have got any other questions about your funding, student finance or anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here for you all year round.

Student Advice Service

Summer Fund

Helen Abrahams • June 14, 2024

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