If you have tried everything else and it is clear that you have insufficient money, you can apply to the University’s Access to Learning Fund. Awards are discretionary and will depend on your circumstances. Access to Learning Fund awards do not have to be repaid.
Be mindful of deadlines which can be found here. Final year and postgraduate deadlines are typically set at the end of the second term and all other years a few weeks later.
Most full-time students will not qualify for welfare benefits for the whole of their course.
There are exceptions to this rule and you should get advice about your entitlement if you:
Are sick or disabled
Receive a Disabled Students Allowance because you are deaf
Are under 19 and taking an Art Foundation course
Are over pension age.
You may be able to apply for extra help from educational trusts and charities. This can be a time consuming and fairly slow process but a number of students achieve successful outcomes. Charities and trusts will often only help specific groups. For example, they may be restricted to helping students on certain courses, above or below a certain age, from particular parts of Britain, or in defined occupations/professions.