Summer Fund

UWE Bristol will provide funds to support home (UK) undergraduate or postgraduate students during the 2024 summer vacation.

When is the Summer Fund available?

Due to high demand, the 2024 Summer Fund is now closed to applications.

If you are experiencing exceptional financial hardship that will prevent you from attending or continuing your course, please complete a Student Money Service enquiry form.

Eligibility

Eligible students

Eligible groups for the fund are returning Home (UK) students who are unable to work because they are:

  • looking after dependants (adult or child)
  • ill or disabled
  • re-sitting examinations/coursework
  • completing a dissertation
  • on an NHS placement outside the standard course programme
  • confirmed as a care leaver, carer or estranged by UWE Cares
  • final year Home (UK) students re-sitting examinations/coursework. 

Ineligible students

You cannot apply for the fund if you fall into any of the below categories:

  • Students who haven't taken out all of the funding available to them during the 2023/24 academic year, i.e. student finance maintenance loan.
  • EU/Offshore/International students – please refer to the International Summer Fund.
  • Students who have completed their course (even if you are starting a new one in September).
  • Part-time students, unless you must attend UWE Bristol over the summer or have childcare costs incurred to maintain the place.
  • Students unable to secure work over the vacation, unless you satisfy one of the other eligibility criteria.

Applications and supporting evidence 

Once you have completed the online application, you will be required to submit your supporting evidence via email. A full list of the required evidence and a BACS payment form will be emailed to you once you have submitted your application form.

Evidence required includes (but may not be limited to):

  • three months of recent statements for all bank, building society, savings and ISA accounts
  • evidence of summer housing costs
  • evidence of your 2023/24 student funding (if applicable).

We will not be able to process your application until we receive your supporting evidence and BACS form.

If you need any further guidance, please contact the student money service at sms@uwe.ac.uk or call on ++44(0)117 32 85678

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