Announcements & Information
Swansea University Hardship Funds for 2020-2021 will be closing: 7th July 2021.
Please ensure any applications to Hardship funds have been submitted by 7th July 2021.
Applications to the Welsh Government Covid-19 HE Student Support Fund remain OPEN!
Any questions please contact the team on Hardshipfunds@swansea.ac.uk
If you feel you are facing financial hardship, please see our webpage for information on how to apply to our hardship fund: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/money-campuslife/hardship-funds/
Applications to the University’s funds may take 10-15 working days to be assessed, this can be longer if further information is required. Please also bear in mind that applications to the fund do not guarantee that an award will be made..
The University Hardship Funds will re-open to enrolled students in August 2021.
Any enquiries, please contact the team on Hardshipfunds@swansea.ac.uk
Money@CampusLife is excited to announce that our Care Leaver bursary for the 20/21 academic year is increasing to £2,000 per academic year for Undergraduate students. Post graduate students may be eligible to receive £1,000 as a one-off payment for their entire course.
The Money@CampusLife CAre Leaver support package also includes;
- Financial Assistance to attend interviews and open days
- Grade reduction scheme (only available on eligible courses)
- Assistance with Accommodation
- Study support
- Employability support
- A named contact for advice and support
General Terms & Conditions apply in order to access the support package, please click here fo further information.
Due to Government measures enforcing a nationwide lockdown to combat COVID-19, there are concerns that there could be an increase in online gambling activitity. In these unprecedented times you may be experiencing isolation, boredom or financial distress as your income may be affected due to lock down. These are all contirbuting factors that could lead to gambling online. It has also been noted that there's been an increase in people ending their self-exclution schemes that prevent them from accessing online betting.
GamCare offer support to those who struggle with gambling addiction as well as the family members or partners who are impacted by it. In addition to the concern of a rise in online gambling, there are concerns that some may find it difficult to find the privacy in seeking help or having confidential conversations while confined in their own home. However GamCare do offer an online chat facility and online treatment on their website; https://www.gamcare.org.uk/
ARA Gambling service is also still available to contact. Please click on the following link for more information on how they can support and their contact details; https://recovery4all.co.uk/services/gambling-treatment/
If you are facing financial difficulty please contact Money.CampusLife@Swansea.ac.uk for further guidance and for some information regarding financial support. We handle all communications in the strictest confidence.
An estranged student is a student that has no contact with their immediate family. If you are estranged, we would advise you come to speak with the Money@CampusLife team to find out if you are eligible for financial support and to discuss Student Finance related issues.
If you are a care experienced person, you can access specialised support from the Money@CampusLife team. You could be eligible for a £1000 bursary for each year you study at undergraduate level and a one-off payment of £1000 for postgraduate study. You will have access to a named contact to help you throughout your student experience, prioity access to hardship funds and access to year round accommodation. Criteria does apply, so please contact the Money@CampusLife team for further information.