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Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Page last updated: 29/07/2020

Financial support

The university offers student money advice and our advisors can help guide and support you. Please call 0113 812 5593 or request a call back via MyHub.

The university‚Äôs Hardship Fund remains open to enrolled students. Information and details on how to apply are available through the Student Hub.

As with all other applications to the Hardship Fund, we will assess applications on a case by case basis and we encourage you to apply if you have been affected financially by coronavirus (Covid-19) in any way, for example through lost wages, additional costs or rent, or no access to IT or broadband. Applications can be submitted through our website.

Plus Icon I have been impacted financially by Covid-19 - is there any support available?

We recognise that Covid-19 may result in more independent learning away from campus in 2020/21 and that personal finances may be adversely affected. To help support you, we have introduced the Covid-19 Financial Support Package, which includes:

Digital Access Scheme

To ensure you are able to access the enhanced digital learning experience at Leeds Beckett, we are establishing a dedicated fund to provide financial support towards a Windows or Apple laptop.

Applications to the fund will be means tested and you must evidence household income and that you have no alternative means of securing a laptop. Awards will be given in the form of a £500 voucher to contribute to the overall cost of your laptop. This will be redeemed through an approved university supplier and you will be able to benefit from appropriate educational discounts on your devices.   

Applications can be submitted online and the fund will open before the start of the academic year to ensure that support is in place as early as possible. The scheme will be available to Home and EU Undergraduate and Postgraduate students studying a full-time or part-time course (excluding Distance Learning students). Part-time applicants must be studying at an intensity of 50% or above of the full-time course.

You are advised to refer to both the overall required university specifications below and consult with your course team regarding any specific requirements before redeeming the voucher.

 

Minimum Specification

Recommended Specification

Processor

Dual-core 2 Ghz

Dual-core 3.4 Ghz

RAM

4 GB

8 GB

Storage

128 GB

256 GB

More details of the scheme will be released throughout the summer, we are determined to ensure that access to all the benefits of a university education won’t be adversely affected by Covid-19.

Living Expenses Support Scheme

If you fall into financial hardship or anticipate financial hardship related to the current Covid-19 pandemic and other funds are not available to meet essential living costs, a non-repayable grant is available.

If you cannot meet day-to-day living costs such as rent, food, bills etc, because you have lost income or cannot get part time work, or have relied on family support which has now reduced, you can apply for a mean tested grant of between £100 and £3,000.

The award will be dependent upon circumstances and family income, and current home and EU students or applicants can apply. Please note that awards cannot be guaranteed as funds are limited and we are unable to provide any support towards payment of tuition fees.

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