During difficult and uncertain times, it can be challenging to maintain our financial wellbeing when unexpected costs or reductions to our income occur. The current situation has brought with it financial concerns for many people, and worries around money can be very unsettling. It is important to remember that there is always support you can access and somebody to talk to if these concerns become overwhelming.

Take a look at this page for advice and support on some of the financial issues that have arisen in recent times, and use this budget planner to help you manage your finances.


The University’s Living Cost Support Fund is also available to provide financial support to students to help them to overcome financial hardship. Although the fund cannot be used to pay for tuition fees, it provides small grants and loans that could help:

Students who have lost income from part-time work

Estranged students

Care leavers

Students with refugee or asylum seeker status

Students whose sponsors have withdrawn or delayed payment

International students struggling to transfer funds from overseas

If you want to find out more about eligibility and how to apply to the fund, please visit: bit.ly/Livingcostsupport.

As always, please remember that the Student Experience team are here to support you. We are offering one-to-one confidential drop-in sessions between Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm throughout the summer. If you would like to speak to us, please contact Emma and Gareth via salcstudents@manchester.ac.uk.