We are aware that many students are facing financial difficulties due to the current situation and have put together the following guidance that may be helpful during this difficult time.

If you are struggling with your living costs and paying your rent due to the Coronavirus situation you may be able to receive additional support from the University.

Last update: 20 January 2021

Stay on Track Scheme

The Quintin Hogg Trust and Office for Students have generously provided additional funding for our financial support scheme targeted at students facing immediate difficulty paying for day to day living costs including food or medical costs due to the current pandemic.

Students can apply for a one-off £750 grant to help towards these costs. Priority will be given to eligible students who fall into the following groups:

  • Students who were relying on part-time earnings to support their living costs and who are unable to find work or are no longer working, due to Coronavirus response
  • Those self-isolating on NHS advice, those with a confirmed diagnosis or those quarantining with symptoms
  • Students with caring responsibilities within their own household
  • Estranged students and care leavers with no family support, especially those continuing to live in University halls

To enquire about eligibility, please contact .

To apply for support please download and complete the application form below.

Stay Sheltered Scheme

The Quintin Hogg Trust and Office for Students have also provided generous support for a financial support scheme specifically designed to help students facing difficulty paying accommodation costs due to the current pandemic.

Eligible students can apply for a grant to help pay their accommodation and residential charges up to a maximum of £1,110. If successful, the award will be paid direct to the student's accommodation provider. 

To apply for support and check eligibility, please download and complete the application form below

If you have any queries, please contact .

LESS - Living Expenses Support Scheme


The Living Expenses Support Scheme is available to UG and PG home status students and is a means tested assessment with grants awarded between £100 and £3000 depending on circumstances. The assessment time is 4–6 weeks and can assist with longer term financial issues.

Read more information on all of the University’s financial support schemes.

I have some other questions about money and financial support. Who can I contact?

You can contact our Student Advice Team for help and advice. Currently the team are advising students via email and booked telephone appointments. You can book an appointment through EngageGo to appointments page on Engage.