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The funds donated have been utilised to assist students from a number of different groups with a broad range of individual circumstances that required additional support beyond that which we are usually able to offer via our hardship fund allocation.

The general aim was to identify those students most likely to be at risk from acute financial hardship as a result of pre-existing vulnerability likely to be made worse by the public health crises and associated lockdown. 

The areas we've supported

Feedback statements regarding funding awards made possible by donations:

1st Year Care Leaver

"I am doing very well. The additional payments have helped me a lot. My financial situation is one less thing I need to worry about. I was very unsure on how I would be able to cope as finding a job during the summer months would prove to be difficult. However, I am now able to pay bills, buy food and other necessities which I need. I am extremely grateful and couldn't thank the extra support enough."

2nd Year Nursing Student

"Thank you so much for all the help you have given me. You have made life for me so much easier, I appreciate everything you have done so much! You have been so helpful!"

Final Year Estranged Student

"I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all the help I have received. The bursaries and additional funds have allowed me to save a deposit for somewhere to rent was I’m moving soon to start my new career. This has meant I have not had to worry about homelessness after university finished, which for me was a massive, massive worry."

Recently became Estranged This Year

"Swansea University has helped me out tremendously when I received the financial help via the grant. At a time when I was struggling the most, I've been awarded extra funds which have eased a lot of mental stress as I won't have to face the usual daily struggle to support myself financially, The extra money has allowed me to focus on other issues I'm experiencing during a tough time in my life."

2nd year Estranged Student.

"I am a second-year Human & Health student writing to thank all those who were kind enough to help support me financially during a difficult time. I am an estranged, independent student, as a result, I often find it very distressing to handle all my finances, and bills. The contribution I was given was an enormous help to me, not only financially but also mentally, as It took away the enormous panic and burden,

I was facing, when hopelessly trying to figure out how I was going to pay my essential bills. This summer, I would have undertaken part-time employment in order to become more financially stable during my time in university, although due to lockdown and being surrounded by vulnerable individuals I have been unable to do so. In addition, I don’t have any relatives that I can turn to, to ask for financial support. This left me extremely worried about how I was going to manage. I would just like to show an upmost appreciation as the overwhelming support I have received has given me the ability to pay for my essentials."

Student Parent

"I just wanted to write a massive thank you to everyone in Money advice at the singleton campus. I was shocked to find that I would receive an award from Swansea University of £500 to assist with costs over the summer break. This has helped me so much, I was able to use this to help with all the costs that come with being a mum and it just made things a little easier."

"The sum raised is a fantastic demonstration of the compassion and kindness that typifies our student and staff community and on behalf of the Money@CampusLife team and the many students your donation will help, I want to thank you for helping us make a positive difference. Your charitable assistance encourages our continued commitment to supporting students at Swansea University. Thank you again for your generosity and thoughtfulness"

- Alison Maguire, Manager Money@CampusLife

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