Help Newcastle students face the rising cost of living this winter and double your impact.

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 students are facing a challenging winter.

  • A third of UK students have less than £50 to live on each month after paying rent and bills (NatWest Student Living Index 2022).
  • 35% of students run out of money by the end of term - a marked increase on the last year (National Union of Students Cost of Living Survey 2022).
  • Over half of UK students have cut back on food spend because of the rising cost of living (National Union of Students Cost of Living Survey 2022).

Can you support Newcastle students struggling this winter?

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Donate to the Newcastle Student Fund today and make double the impact with match-funding available

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.

  • £1000: Help an undergraduate student from a low-income background through the academic year with an annual Opportunity Scholarship.
  • £500: Provide a student with a laptop so they can learn on the go and keep on track with their studies.
  • £180: Pay for a student to join one of our clubs and societies for the full year so they can make the most of the university experience.

Please donate today. As a thank you, the Newcastle Development Trust will match your donation, meaning you can make double the impact.*

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Charlie's story

"I couldn't have got through the past few years of my studies without the support I receive. It's helped me buy course books - which can be expensive! - and purchase my own laptop.

Outside of university expenses, the scholarship has helped with food bills and rent, taking a lot of the stress away.

It's hard to put into words just how impactful financial support from the alumni community is to a student like me. I would have struggled to live and study last year without the support. The scholarship gives me the motivation to keep on learning."

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The difference our alumni and supporters make

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

  • Boost the number of emergency hardship grants available to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • 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.
  • Supply a Student Union foodbank and free communal microwaves on campus.
  • Provide free sanitary products on campus.
  • Offer subsidised communal laundry facilities in our student accommodation.
  • 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 this winter.

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.

* Newcastle University Development Trust will match donations made to the Newcastle Student Fund in November and December 2022, up to a total value of £100,000

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