Hardship Fund

£346,927 has been raised from 907 donors.

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Supporting our student community

The cost-of-living crisis, drops in family household income, sudden loss of employment, and digital poverty are all examples of why our students sometimes need extra financial support.

Our student population is diverse, and their needs vary, but we are committed to providing financial support to all students in need.

The Hardship Fund supports students in four key areas:

  • Living costs – helping with core living costs such as utility bills, food and transport
  • Residential costs – helping cover the cost of rent
  • Equipment and digital costs – helping to pay for IT equipment or to secure internet access required for study
  • Childcare – helping with costs related to childcare

Donations made to the Hardship Fund go directly to students in need making their lives easier and allowing them to confidently continue their education here at Essex.

By donating, you can help ease the financial burdens that students face and are often out of their control. 

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