Financial Support

Are you getting all of the financial support that you are entitled to?

NHS Learning Support Fund
The NHS Learning Support Fund (NHS LSF) provides additional funding for eligible healthcare students. It is supplementary (additional) financial support to the mainstream student loans system, and is intended to help support students attending healthcare courses to gain professional registration. Click here if you'd prefer to watch a short video about the Fund. This funding is disbursed by the NHS Business Services Authority and is not paid for by the University of Bedfordshire. The University of Bedfordshire may be required to confirm some sections of your form. You could be eligible for:  £5,000 training grant per academic year for eligible students [watch the video here] an additional £1,000 if you are studying a "specialist subject" (as defined by the NHS LSF) up to £2,000 per academic year for students with parental responsibilities [watch the video here] reimbursement of additional travel and temporary accommodation costs incurred as a result of...
Wed, 28 Sep, 2022 at 6:01 PM
Scholarships and Bursaries
Scholarships and Bursaries are normally awarded to students who meet certain criteria, such as the level of their achievement or a demographic. Sums of money awarded can vary in size and are normally granted, i.e. you do not have to pay the money back, although some will request something in return (e.g. you may have to work for the organisation for 2 years upon completion). Information on the Scholarships and Bursaries awarded by the University of Bedfordshire can be found online. Below are details of other scholarships and bursaries that Beds SU has found in their research (and shall continue to add to as we find them).   Please note that Beds SU is not involved in the administration of any of these awards and cannot endorse any of these organisations: we strongly recommend that you research the terms and conditions of the scholarship/bursary before you apply. Students with Disabilities Snowdon Masters Scholarship Student Health Associaton Students claiming as...
Wed, 2 Nov, 2022 at 4:28 PM
Access to Learning Fund
WHAT IS THE ACCESS TO LEARNING FUND (ALF) If you get into financial difficulties while studying, help is available from the Access to Learning Fund (ALF).  Any awards are subject to available funding. This provides extra money if you need help for your course or to stay in higher education. It can also provide help if you are on a low income or suffering financial hardship. The fund can be used for course and living costs that are not met by other grants, for emergency payments to cover financial crises, or to help you if you are thinking of giving up your course because of financial difficulties.  Money from the Access to Learning Fund is paid on top of the standard student finance package. It is not meant as a substitute for it.  As a student, you are expected to apply for all the loans, grants and bursaries (as appropriate) to which you are entitled, before asking for help from the Access to Learning Fund. HOW TO COMPLETE THE ALF FORM Please find i...
Mon, 20 Mar, 2023 at 11:40 AM
Financial Help for International Students in the UK
What is the difference between a scholarship, grant, bursary and loan?   Scholarships  Are given based on achievement or excellence in academic, sports or music with the aim to help with some living costs or tuition fees   Grants  Are given based on low household income, background or personal circumstances, eg. Disabled students, students from particular regions or countries with the aim to help with some living costs or specific purposes   Bursaries  Are given based on low household income, background or personal circumstances, eg. Disabled students, students from particular regions or countries with the aim to help with   Loans  Are money you can borrow to help pay with tuition fees or to help with living cost as a student. You can find out more about Student Finance by clicking here.  Scholarships and bursaries for studying in UK You can find a list below with sites that you can look out for scholarships and bursaries   Postgraduate scholarships for I...
Mon, 22 Jan, 2024 at 1:14 PM
Top Tips with UOB Debt
At Beds SU we want you to be aware of how debt can impact you and your studies. The most common reason for a student getting into debt is because their tuition fee haven't been paid on time.  There can also be several other reasons for this. Our Top Tips if you owe money to the University    DO! Take immediate action! Don’t voiding speaking to the university finance department by emailing studentmoney@beds.ac.uk.  1. Not receiving a letter from the university to inform you of your debt will not be considered as mitigation.  Do keep an eye on your emails (student emails, but also your personal email if you are unable to access your UoB emails).  Also check your SPAM inboxes in case important communication gets filtered there. 2. Where possible communicate via email with the finance department.  Continue to use the same email to create a conversation thread between you both.  This will act as a clear timeline for both you and avoid any miscommunication. ...
Mon, 5 Feb, 2024 at 12:38 PM
Potential Outcome of UOB Debt
At Beds SU we want you to be aware of how debt can impact you and your studies. The most common reason for a student getting into debt is because their tuition fee haven't been paid on time. There can also be several other reasons for this. Potential Outcomes of Not Taking Immediate Action   1. Your student profile may be sanctioned You may find you are no longer able to access your Breo, Course materials and Student Email. 2. You may be unable to progress in your studies This could result in being exited from studies or having to pay for an additional study year the longer the issue is unresolved. 3. If this is left too long with no communication Your debt may be passed to an external debt collection agency (with additional interest added to the debt).  This is then becomes a legal process which is much more difficult to manage or try to resolve. 4. If your debt has been passed to a debt collection agency You may wish to see further advice f...
Mon, 5 Feb, 2024 at 12:52 PM