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Students of Lower Income Backgrounds


NUSU wants every part of the student community to be represented and have their voice heard. If you are a local student who commutes to university from home, in need of care, advice or just a friendly face to have a chat with, you can contact NUSU’s Commuting Students’ Officer.


Financial Support

Both NUSU and the University have financial support in place for students with financial difficulties:

NUSU offers Participation Bursaries of £200 for students from a lower income backgrounds who want to get involved with clubs and societies. Eligibility and application details can be found under the Get Involved tab on the NUSU website.

The Student Advice Centre (located on the ground floor in NUSU) has financial advisers who offer guidance on a host of different financial issues, including scholarships, Student Finance Enland/Wales/NI, estrangement issues and debt management. All support if free and confidential. More information can be found on the SAC page on the NUSU website.

The University have a Student Financial Support Fund for students struggling to cover essential, day-to-day living costs which you can find here.

The Student Health and Wellbeing service offer advice and money saving tips for students struggling with financial hardship under their Financial Support tab. They also have Financial Advisers who are located at Kings Gate for those seeking personal financial guidance.


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