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Student Hardship

Student Hardship

Higher education is a time of exciting opportunities, both socially and academically. We are committed to removing barriers to education and providing ongoing support, particularly when our students need it the most. At any point of their Salford journey, students may find themselves in unforeseeable severe financial difficulties through no fault of their own, and contemplate having to drop out. Thanks to our supporters, we can provide financial support that can make a crucial difference between a talented student finishing their degree or having to give up on their pursuit.

My circumstances changed part way through my degree and without this help I would have been forced to withdraw from my studies. I really appreciate the help I have received and the opportunity to complete my degree.

In times of hardship, we can provide students with somewhere to turn. In 2014/15, there were over 500 applications to our Hardship Fund, illustrating the vital need for this financial support for our students. Out of 96 responses to the latest survey on the Hardship Fund, 76 responded that they would have had to consider abandoning their studies had they not received that financial support. Your generosity means that these students have been given a lifeline to succeed. In 2014/15, 341 students benefitted from the Hardship Fund, enabling them to continue with their studies and fulfil their ambitions.

The Hardship Fund at Salford allows us to assist students facing genuine financial difficulty, which may otherwise mean abandoning their studies. At a time when student funding faces consistent cuts, the importance of support for hardship could not be greater.

I think this provision is excellent. Without it I wouldn't have been able to afford the childcare costs I have and I wouldn't be near the completion of my degree because I would have had to withdraw from the course. I am ever thankful for the assistance. Thank you.

I am grateful for the support I have received through Hardship Fund. It has made my student journey much easier. To the donors, thank you so much.

To discuss how you can help our students through such turbulent times, please contact Claire Green via c.l.green@salford.ac.uk or +44 (0)161 295 3432.

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