Covid-19 Support Fund

As many of you will have been made aware, HEFCW the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales have recently announced ยฃ40 million of extra funding for Welsh Universities from Welsh Government to help students who are experiencing any form of financial difficulties due to the Covid-19 restrictions. Bangor has been allocated roughly ยฃ3.6 million of the extra funding.

All Universities in Wales have agreed to take the same approach to how the funding is allocated to ensure consistency, resulting in a slight delay. However, an approach has now
been agreed across the sector of a fixed payment of ยฃ350 made to the following categories of students (with only one payment being made for students who are in multiple

These include, but are not limited to:

  • Family income
  • Disability
  • Care leavers / estranged students 
  • Being the first member of the family to attend university

Eligible students will be contacted individually by the University in the next two weeks with further details.

In the meantime, all students can still contact if they are experiencing financial difficulties. Each student's need will be assessed and financial
support will be made available based on individual circumstances.

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