Graduation Hardship Fund

Graduation Hardship Fund

All successful applicants, subject to the availability of the funds, will be notified of the outcome by the 26th June 2024.

How To Apply

Just follow these easy steps:

  1. Visit our Advice Request Form
  2. Under 'area of advice' please select 'Graduation Hardship Fund'
  3. Under 'Concern Overview' please include the following:
    • A clear reason why you are are unable to afford your graduation gown
    • A clear reason why paying for your graduation gown will put you into financial hardship
  4. Attach your most recent bank statement evidencing finances available. If you have more than one bank, the last statement from each bank is required

Apply Now

Are you due to graduate this year? Are you worried about the cost?

Don't worry! Your Guild of Students may be able to help you if you are struggling to afford the costs.

If you are facing financial difficulty and are struggling to cover the cost of attending your graduation ceremony, please consider applying for the Graduation Hardship Fund.

The following awards are available:

  • Gown Hire

Maximum awards will be £47 and gowns must be hired through Eves and Ravenscrost.

The fund is limited and awards will be made to students on a first come first basis and applications will be reviewed in the order we receive them, so to avoid dissapointment, please get your applicatuons in as early as possible.

When completing the form, you’ll be asked to provide reasons as to why you are struggling financially and will need to submit  a month’s bank statement as evidence. Your application form and evidence will then be assessed based on your particular circumstances.

If you have any other queries about your graduation, please visit the University’s website for further information.


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