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Are you finding yourself in unexpected financial difficulty? Don’t suffer in silence or feel like there isn’t help – whatever your circumstances you can contact the Financial Support team for advice and potential funds that you can access.


“Every year we encourage a diverse range of students, from around the world, to come and study at Reading. It’s only right that once they take up their place with us, we commit to supporting them, whatever their background or their circumstances.” Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Van de Noort


Life can change unexpectedly, loss of a job, illness or family. You may find yourself in a difficult situation as a result of the ongoing effects of Covid-19 whether that’s not being able to work as many part-time hours as usual or being laid off from your part-time role entirely. The Financial Support team is here to help, they have lots of advice and guidance on what you can do, in this blog, we will be focusing on the Student Support Fund – now open for applications.

The Student Support Fund is a range of different pots of money set aside to assist students who are experiencing unexpected financial difficulty. The Fund can be used towards unexpected living and/or study-related IT equipment costs.

If you feel like this could benefit you then make sure you get your application in. you can apply for the Student Support Fund by logging into your RISIS Web Portal. Go to the “Actions” menu and then click on “Financial Support”. From this page, you will be able to read the guidance notes and click on the link “Begin/Continue application for financial support or bursary”. When you have completed your online application you will get an acknowledgement email sent to you.

Apply Now via the RISIS portal.


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