Giving to Kent

Alleviating hardship

Students are facing tougher financial pressures due to the increase in tuition fees and rise in living costs. Many students find it difficult to support themselves during their three or four year degrees, especially students from low-income families.

The Kent Opportunity Fund provides bursaries of between £500 and £1,000 to students who are struggling financially and need immediate help to finish their studies. When students are affected by personal tragedy, such as serious injury or a family bereavement, a bursary can help them get back on their feet.



Donate to the Kent Opportunity Fund today, and you will be offering a vital safety net to a student struggling financially.

Katy UptonAt Kent Union we see first-hand the difficulties some students face to make it through their studies. Every year, through no fault of their own, some students have to cope with unexpected events which can have a demonstrable impact on their life at university. The Hardship Fund offers a vital support mechanism for these students, ensuring they can access the funding they need to graduate with the qualification they deserve. Kent Union is proud to work in partnership with the University to administer the Hardship Fund and we hope it continues to benefit our students long into the future.

- Chelsea Moore, Union President 2013
  Kent Union

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The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T: +44 (0)1227 764000

Last Updated: 16/06/2017