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Student Hardship Fund


You can leave your mark for future students by contributing to the University's Student Hardship Fund. This Fund provides emergency hardship support for current students who are at risk of withdrawing from study due to financial pressures.

Students who are in significant hardship, either because of extra costs they have to meet, or due to an unexpected shortfall in income, can receive awards of just a few hundred pounds that can make all the difference in enabling them to continue in their University education.

The University's Student Funding Unit use a means-tested system to identify the most deserving recipients, ensuring that funds are allocated fairly to those in the most serious need of support. 

We are dedicated to providing a springboard of a qualification from Plymouth University to all those students who are capable of achieving it; and are determined to make the maximum effort to help those whose financial situation would be the reason for withdrawing from study. 

If you would like to be part of helping to secure someone else's future, now that you are making your way in the world, please make your donation today. Everyone penny you give will go directly to benefiting today's students.  


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All gifts, large and small, are very welcome to this fund and go along way to securing the future for a Plymouth student.

You can make a gift by cheque, card or standing order by visiting our How to give pages. Alternatively, make a donation online today using the button above.

The University of Plymouth is an exempt charity.  HMRC
reference number: XN80875.

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Hear from students who have received support from this fund

"The difference the Student Hardship Fund has made to me is incredible! I would not have been able to continue my University career without this help..."
Paul Wilson, BSc (Hons) Computer and Information Security
For more information, or to discuss other ways you can support students at Plymouth University, please contact a member of the Development and Alumni Relations office by:

phone: +44 (0)1752 588020


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