Reporter 447, 21 February 2000

Help for students in financial need

The University has 1 million to give away to students this year. The money has been provided by the Government to help students in financial need and must all be spent by the end of this academic year.

The access fund is available to both full-time and part-time UK students, taking under-graduate or postgraduate courses. Extra money has been provided for mature students and those with family responsibilities.

Applicants to the access fund must have already taken out a student loan (if they are eligible for one). Students should also usually have taken out a 500 hardship loan from the Student Union before an access payment is made.

For more information contact welfare services on 231 4244 or see

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