How has the war affected Ukrainian students in the UK?
The ongoing military action in Ukraine has impacted many Ukrainian students and teachers across the UK. Here in Norwich, we are a diverse city with a wonderful array of international students. However, at this time, Ukrainian students will understandably be feeling worried, fearful, and helpless with family under threat back home. Here, we’ve pulled together some advice and places to gain further information for Ukrainian students studying in the UK.
Support and advice
The military action is having a devastating effect on the lives of thousands of students and teachers across the UK. For some students, there has been a level of concern over visas and the worry that they will run out while the war continues. However, the Home Office has confirmed that Ukrainian students who are on study visas in the UK will have their visas temporarily extended. More information about this can be found here.
Disruption to studies
Some students may find it difficult to focus on their studies at this time and that’s understandable. And if you’re studying at the UEA in Norwich then there is help and support to guide you through this challenging time. If you are a student struggling with academic work then talk to your tutor, who will be able to offer support and advice. The Extenuating Circumstances policy is also there to support and reassure students in the UK who experience sudden, unexpected difficulties that may affect their performance at assessment. Also, students can contact Student Support and Wellbeing for help with their mental health and wellbeing.
Financial support for Ukrainian students
Students from Ukraine or Russia who are impacted financially here in the UK may be able to apply for hardship funding. These applications are prioritised for assessment and payment and will recognise any difficulties you may have in providing the required documentation. For more information regarding hardship funding contact your university finance department.