Ulster University Student Support Fund

Providing emergency support when a student's education is at risk

A hardship fund managed by Student Well-being to support students' emergency financial need.

As the cost of living increases and government funding for higher education reduces, student life can be a struggle.

Students from poorer backgrounds whose family cannot afford to help out are under pressure, juggling part-time jobs with their studies to make ends meet.

Your gift could fund Student Hardship Grants, helping us make sure students are not forced out of education when they hit hard times. Thanks to you, we can step in and help students who, through no fault of their own, are struggling financially, making sure they are receiving all they can from government and topping up the support when it falls short.

These grants are administered by Student Well-Being at Ulster University, who already provide assistance to students facing difficulties. By working together we are able to ensure that your donation is used to support those students most at risk and the application process is made as straightforward as possible for a student in a difficult situation.


Kathryn, an undergraduate and mother, fell ill with a brain tumour while studying for her degree.  Faced with an imminent operation, no source of income and nowhere to turn, Kathryn received a grant from the Fund, which she describes as a 'God send'.  This met the costs of her living expenses and child care for her son, allowing Kathryn to concentrate on getting well in the knowledge that her son was safe and well cared for.