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University Welfare Offices

Generally the best place for students to access debt and benefit advice is through their university’s welfare office. They will have local knowledge on support specific to your area and you may be able to access financial assistance through its Discretionary Hardship Fund. 

For this reason, students should access their university’s welfare office before contacting the Lamplight Support Service for advice.

To search for your university union, click here

Lamplight Support Service

If your bursary or student finance has been stopped because you are taking a break due to illness or other circumstances beyond your control, you may be eligible to apply for a grant through the Lamplight Support Service.

Further details are contained in our Guide to Financial Assistance

National Union of Students

Contact your Student Union for advice about financial support or assistance.

Guide to financial assistance

Read about our eligibility criteria, when we may be able to help and the grant application process.