We’re here to support you with managing the cost of living.
During a cost-of-living crisis, day-to-day activities can feel overwhelming, and your mental health may be worse than usual. Togetherall’s clinical team share some things you can do to ensure you’re keeping well and getting the right support.
As a Kent student, you have free access to Togetherall, where you can get support from real people going through similar experiences. Share anonymously, with no judgement or stigma and there is no waiting list, you can access in minutes.
Read more from Togetherall’s clinical team about looking after your mental health during a time of financial stress.
Kent Union and the University of Kent, in partnership with The Food Foundation, have joined forces to present you with the Cost of Living survey.
This survey aims to understand how the cost of living crisis has impacted you and figure out how we can best support you during your time at Kent.
As the cost of food rises, read student tips to help you save on your weekly food shop.
Here are some useful contacts to help you with your finance questions and offer advice.
Here are some tips if you'd like to get a part-time or a temporary job while you study.
Develop your finance skills with the blackbullion app which is free for Kent students.
In 2021-22, the Kent Opportunity Bursary provided £15,000 to students in need. Here is what they had to say...
"I am now able to focus on my studies, pay some of my bills, visit my family more often and most importantly go grocery shopping without sacrificing one for the other."
"The Kent Opportunity Bursary will allow me to pay off some of my accrued debt, which allowed me to focus on exams and cut my hours down at work. This has taken a huge weight off my shoulders."
"The bursary has allowed me to continue my studies as a single parent, as without it, I would have had to work to pay for the expenses that I have to cover for both myself and my kids."