Hardship and other support
The Hardship Fund
If you find yourself in financial difficulties, advisors in the Student Advice and Support Service may be able to help.
In addition, the University has a fund available to help students who are facing financial hardship. The award is not automatic and students need to make a full application – full details are available on the Student Support website.
Students Disabled Allowance
Students with Disabilities are entitled to funding from the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA). This helps disabled Postgraduate students with expenses incurred as a consequence of their disability. For advice, contact the Counselling and Disability Service (CDS) on campus. Detailed information is also available at www.gov.uk
Government benefits for Postgraduate students
Full-time UK Postgraduate students usually do not have to pay Council Tax. Part-time UK Postgraduate students may be eligible for housing, council tax or other benefits. For details, contact your local benefits agency or visit the Department for Work and Pensions website.