University of Sheffield has announced the support its giving for the cost of living crisis

Eligible students can get up to £150!

The University of Sheffield has launched a new cost of living hub for students and staff to highlight the range of support available in response to the rising costs of living.

The new hub provides information and guidance, ranging from financial help to cost-saving deals on campus.

As part of this package, the Uni has added extra funds to its Financial Support Fund. The £3 million fund is available for students who are facing financial difficulties.

The University has also taken proactive steps to:

  • increase funding for postgraduate students by 10 per cent
  • prove an additional grant of £150 to help students participate in extracurricular activities
  • increase bursaries for students from less privileged backgrounds by 10 per cent

Professor Koen Lamberts, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, said: “Increases in the cost of living are affecting communities across the UK.”

“For our staff, we have boosted salaries for all. For students, we are very aware of how financial issues can affect their time at university. We hope that students who are struggling will contact the University as soon as possible and access the additional support available.”

In addition to the package for students and staff, the University of Sheffield will work with local partners to support initiatives for wider South Yorkshire communities.

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