Can you support Newcastle students with their food bills today and help nourish the great minds of tomorrow?

Over the past 5 years, the number of students who need financial aid to support their studies has risen drastically. And with the cost of living affecting everybody, Newcastle University students are facing a challenging time.

  • 1 in 4 students regularly go without food and other necessities because they cannot afford them.
  • The price of student staples like eggs and cheese have risen by over 33%.
  • Private rent in Newcastle is rising at an alarming rate - by nearly 10% in the last 3 years.
  • Students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds are feeling the pinch the most, with 30% going without food and other necessities.

Can you support struggling Newcastle students?


Donate to the Newcastle Student Fund today 

With your help, this generation of Newcastle students can face the financial struggles caused by the rising cost of living, succeed in their studies and make a difference around the world.

  • £50: Provide 30 students with a 1kg bag of pasta to cook their own meals at home or in halls.
  • £100: Give a student the best start to their day, with a warm, nutritious breakfast on campus every day for a term.
  • £500: Pay for 500 students to enjoy a hot and healthy lunch on campus to power them through an afternoon of learning.

Please donate today. 

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Magdalena's story

This year, my bills for electricity and gas went significantly up and I was looking for ways on how to save money when I found out about the Student Pantry and £1 meal deals on the Students' Union social media.

Being able to access these services meant I didn’t have the extra worry of spending lots of money on lunch. I was able to save quite a lot of money and it relieved the financial stress significantly.

Knowing our alumni community is supporting this much needed initiative and subsidising meals on campus means everything. It’s heartening to know our alumni are invested in students like me.

Magdalena, Biomedical Sciences student


The difference our alumni and supporters make

Our alumni and supporters have already made a life-changing impact to students struggling this academic year. Your generous donations have helped us to:

  • Open a 'Student Pantry' in the Students' Union which is free to access, offering cooking basics, toiletries and sanitary products for students who need them. 
  • Offer discounted hot and healthy meals at outlets on campus to fuel a day of lectures and learning - 1,300 students a month have benefitted from our £1 meals this term!
  • Subsidise travel costs to internships and placements, helping students to take the first step in their careers.
  • Provide participation bursaries for students to join Student Union clubs, societies and sports.
  • Increase the number of free e-books and resources available at our libraries, so students don't have to spend as much to support their learning.
  • And much, much more.
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Are you a student struggling with the rising cost of living?

Your University and Students’ Union are here to help you.

NUSU have set up an online cost of living hub where you can find out the latest information about support available to you.

The Student Advice Centre have pulled together some Frequently Asked Questions regarding the cost of living, including guidance on any government support you may be entitled to

If you’re feeling anxious or stressed about your financial situation, there is mental health and wellbeing support available to you.

Find out more

Learn more about our campaigns and partnerships or simply contact us if you have a question about the Campaign for Newcastle University.