The Postgraduate Fund
Applications under the amount of £200 will be approved by union staff, whereas applications over this amount will need to be voted on by your postgraduate committee. To ensure there are no delays with applications of payments please send your application and subsequent evidence as soon as you reasonably can. If your application goes to our committee you will be informed of the decision within 10 working days.
We can only make payments in the form of reimbursement upon receiving full evidence for itemised costs. We understand many PGRs have lost income normally gained from employment such as Associate Tutor work; however, we can't make direct payments based on your loss of income i.e. this fund cannot replace what you were expecting to earn. We can, however, give you money to expenditure that would normally have been covered by your AT work, which can include rent, bills, etc, if the hardship fund cannot cover this as it can be evidenced.
Your committee have split the funding into three time periods ending before a week before the end of the union's financial year. If funding runs out in one period, you and is therefore rejected you can apply in the next funding period.
- 12th of January - 21st of March
- 22nd of March - 30th of May
- 31st of May - 22nd of July
Funding may run out in one period but does not mean you cannot apply for the funding in the next stage. Committee reserve the right to refuse funding to any student, and please note this funding could stop at any point. Once you have been successful with funding you will not be able to apply again within the same academic year in order to cater to as many students as possible.
Access the application form here and send the completed form along with any evidence to Josh: email@example.com. Please save the file as your name and only submit the form in Microsoft Word format.
To ensure fairness when voting on applications you will have the option to anonymise your details before circulating with your postgraduate committee. Only postgrad(su) staff and the su finance team will have access to the details you submit in the application.