Cost of living

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We know the past few months may have been challenging financially, and it continues to be a struggle for many students. It is a top priority for us as a Students’ Union to support and help you by offering monetary advice and make sure you look out for your wellbeing. Student finance has always been difficult and the current situation has impacted that even more. It is important everyone takes care of themself and gets any support they need.

This page is here to give you advice, let you know how we can help you, what current Students’ Union deals are on offer and share where you can access support. We will be updating you on projects we are working on which focus on the Cost of Living crisis and this page will be updated regularly.

The Students' Union food pantry is now open

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Take part in our Cost of Living survey

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Welfare and Financial Support

Students' Union Welfare loan

Did you know you can apply for an interest free welfare loan of up to £100 to help you with any unexpected shortfalls with your income. Read more

Cost of Living Awards

Following discussions with the Students' Union and in recognition of the increase in the cost of living, the University has committed additional funding to help all students who are fully enrolled at Queen Mary in 2022/23. Grants of up to £250 are available.Read more

Money advice

Find money tips, news articles and general money advice provided by the Queen Mary Advice and Counselling Service. Read more

University Advice and Counselling Service

If you’re experiencing difficulties, you can talk to one of the universities welfare advisors who provide a range of confidential, specialist services for students. Read more

Financial Assistance Fund

Apply for the Financial Assistance Fund (FAF), which is provided by the University and offers non-repayable support that can help you if you are having financial difficulties during your degree. Read more

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