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Supporting our community

In uncertain times, we can all make a difference through small acts of kindness. Sussex remains committed to supporting students in challenging times.

You can be a lifeline for someone in need

Much of this help has been made possible thanks to generous gifts from people like you: our alumni, staff and friends of the University.

Nevertheless, many of our students are facing situations that they never could have planned for.

Some are still struggling to pay their rent. Others are battling with mental health issues as a result of the uncertainty and isolation that the pandemic brought about.

What does your help mean to our students?

In the words of one of our hardship award recipients:

“I've been so worried about what the future holds since I lost my job. The impact has been huge as I have to pay the rent and bills for myself, my partner and my brother.

Our only source of income is now my student finance award, which will not cover all these outgoings. Asking my parents for help isn’t an option, as they have been affected by the pandemic.

It’s difficult to explain in words how much this award means to me. It’s made an astronomical difference to my situation, especially my mental health.” 

As long as members of our community are struggling with situations beyond their control, your support will be a lifeline.

Gifts of all sizes, large and small, add up to make a real difference to those who need it most

Click on the text below to find out more about Student Hardship - or click Donate to help change someone's life today.

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Sussex Fund - Student Hardship

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