UCL Emergency Assistance Fund provides financial lifeline

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This article first appeared in issue 8 of Portico magazine, published November 2021.

Soon after the UK entered a national lockdown, the UCL Emergency Assistance Fund was launched to provide a quick, accessible financial lifeline for UCL’s most vulnerable students, who were struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic. The focus has been on assisting priority groups – those with children, particularly single parents; those from low-income families; and those with disabilities. Thanks to many generous donors, UCL has been able to offer the most in-need students financial assistance since the start of the pandemic, including:

  • helping more than 200 to afford their rent and cover basic living costs
  • providing financial assistance to students affected by job losses and shortfalls in income
  • supporting those who faced significant unplanned expenses, such as flights home and new study equipment for online learning.

 

Photograph Courtesy of UCL Digital Media, © Kirsten Holst, 2020

 

 

This article first appeared in issue 8 of Portico magazine, published November 2021.

Soon after the UK entered a national lockdown, the UCL Emergency Assistance Fund was launched to provide a quick, accessible financial lifeline for UCL’s most vulnerable students, who were struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic. The focus has been on assisting priority groups – those with children, particularly single parents; those from low-income families; and those with disabilities. Thanks to many generous donors, UCL has been able to offer the most in-need students financial assistance since the start of the pandemic, including:

  • helping more than 200 to afford their rent and cover basic living costs
  • providing financial assistance to students affected by job losses and shortfalls in income
  • supporting those who faced significant unplanned expenses, such as flights home and new study equipment for online learning.

 

Photograph Courtesy of UCL Digital Media, © Kirsten Holst, 2020

 

 

This article first appeared in issue 8 of Portico magazine, published November 2021.

Soon after the UK entered a national lockdown, the UCL Emergency Assistance Fund was launched to provide a quick, accessible financial lifeline for UCL’s most vulnerable students, who were struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic. The focus has been on assisting priority groups – those with children, particularly single parents; those from low-income families; and those with disabilities. Thanks to many generous donors, UCL has been able to offer the most in-need students financial assistance since the start of the pandemic, including:

  • helping more than 200 to afford their rent and cover basic living costs
  • providing financial assistance to students affected by job losses and shortfalls in income
  • supporting those who faced significant unplanned expenses, such as flights home and new study equipment for online learning.

 

Photograph Courtesy of UCL Digital Media, © Kirsten Holst, 2020