The student hardship fund is distributed by the Funding & Financial Support Team at the University to students in financial need, in the form on non-repayable grants. Eligibility for an award is assessed on an individual basis, and money may be granted to either help towards a shortfall between income and expenditure, or alternatively to help towards an unexpected essential cost (eg repairs to essential household equipment).
Students with 'home' fee status must have taken out their full student maintenance loan entitlement before applying to the fund. 

International and EU students can apply in their FINAL year of STUDY only. 

In assessing applications the University adheres to national guidelines on hardship support and has very limited discretion with regards to individual cases.
For more information go to the Support Funds webpage.