BU Covid-19 Impact Support Fund
This fund is to support BU students who are being financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and who have lost income due to Covid-19. Any student enrolled at BU can apply for this fund however to qualify you must either show evidence that you have had to self-isolate* or lost your job as a result of the pandemic since 20 September 2021 and provide evidence that this has affected you financially. If you are successful, you will receive a one-time payment of £200. This funding is limited and therefore awards are not guaranteed even to those that meet the criteria.
*this self-isolation must be because of a positive Covid test or because you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive.
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BU Financial Support Fund
We all experience financial difficulties at some point in our lives and the BU Financial Support Fund is designed to help you should you experience them during your degree. This is non-repayable and can help with living costs as well as academic ones such as childcare, travel, accommodation, course books and equipment. The amount awarded depends on your circumstances. To apply contact AskBU for the details of how. Please note that EU, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and international students cannot apply for this fund.
BU Laptop Support Fund
The BU Laptop Support Fund is designed to support students who do not have access to their own laptop. To be eligible you must:
Be classed as a 'home' student for fee purposes
Have a household income of £16,000 or below, (undergraduate students only) as determined by your funding provider (SFE, SFW, SFNI, SAAS)
Be fully enrolled on a BU course
Be without a working laptop/computer for study purposes
Successful applicants will receive a £250 voucher to use with BU’s IT supplier, Getech. The fund is limited and awarded on a first come first serve basis.
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Placement Opportunity Fund
Taking on a work placement as part of your studies can be a great way to get real world experience while still at university but it can be costly. The Placement Opportunity Fund is to help eligible students with these additional costs such as travel and clothing for interviews, essential uniforms and tools, DBS checks and visas.
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Small Emergency Grant
This Grant provides short-term assistance for students who have no or very little funds available to them. Usually paid in denominations of £20, the grant is often paid in supermarket vouchers. Your request will only be considered if you are enrolled on a BU course and are able to show that you have very little or no funds remaining. Application forms can be obtained for SUBU Advice. You are not required to pay this grant back but if you have the ability to do so later it will mean that BU can assist other students in the same way.
NHS Learning Support Fund
If you are a student on an NHS course you may be eligible for additional support from the NHS via their Learning Support Fund. This money can help with childcare, travel and dual accommodation expenses for placements in addition to books and equipment and is available to students studying Midwifery, Nursing (adult, child and mental health), Occupational Therapy, Operating Department Practice or Physiotherapy. The fund includes a Training Grant, a Parental Support Fund, Travel and Dual Accommodation Expenses Fund and Exceptional Support Fund.
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Adult Dependants’ Grant
This grant is for full-time higher education students who have an adult that depends on them financially. The maximum grant for the 21/22 academic year is £3,190, does not have to be paid back and is on top of your other student finance. It is based on a number of criteria and is [aid in three instalments across the academic year.
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