Student support from UK Government
More student support – the government announced they will be supporting all students impacted by Covid19 with £50m worth of funding. It will go to universities to help students facing financial problems due to the impact of coronavirus. The increased financial support comes as many students have had to study remotely.
What does this mean for universities?
The new funding means that universities will be able to further support students impacted by the pandemic. It will help to support students facing additional costs for accommodation, loss of employment, or costs to access online teaching. It will be up to each University how they will distribute the funding to those most in need of help.
Who qualifies for funding?
Universities will be able to help students, including international students, impacted by the pandemic. For example, those facing additional costs from having to maintain multiple accommodations, or an unable to maintain employment.
Will this student support still be available next term?
Student support funding has been dedicated just for this financial year to help with the immediate hardship due to Coronavirus. In total, the government have made £70m of additional funding available for students facing hardship this financial year. Although this is a hugely positive step in the right direction there is still a long way to go. This money will be a welcomed relief for many, however it’s unlikely to reach every individual affected. The road to recovery is a long one, but for students there does seem to be light at the end of the tunnel.
If you’re looking for student support and facing financial difficulty then contact your university today.