Easing financial pressures

At Swansea University, we recognise that many of our students may face financial hardship at some point during their time at university. Supporting Swansea aims to increase the support available in this area, easing the financial pressures brought about by engaging in full time education.

Supporting student hardship can provide crucial support and emergency financial assistance to talented students who find themselves in unexpected financial need through no fault of their own. 

With your generosity, we can make a huge difference to the current generation of students both during their time at Swansea University and in preparing them for a bright future. 

Kate's Story

‘I just felt like I could actually focus on my degree, not just stressing about what I’m going to eat the next day.’

Imagine starting over in a different country. Beginning to settle into your studies, only to have everything grind to a halt. Kate was seeking employment when Covid-19 hit and shut down her employment opportunities in a matter of days.

Watch Kate’s story above to learn how the Student Hardship fund helped turn her luck around.

‘It doesn’t matter – the amount of money – it’s just the amazing help for a student to keep going.’

Rabhia's Story

Rabhia is studying for her masters in Physician Associate Studies as she is passionate about providing medical care to patients in need. Keen to do her bit to support the NHS during the covid pandemic, Rabhia applied for a job as a vaccinator. However, delays beyond her control left her without an income. Thankfully, Rabhia was able to apply for a Student Hardship grant.

Watch her video to hear her message for our donors.