The @OfficeStudents (OfS) has today (18 Dec) written to universities and colleges with details of additional funding of £20 million to help to address student hardship.
This funding has been made available by the government to recognise the particular impact this year on individual students arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The £20 million allocation will be distributed as follows:
- £14.9 million (74.5 per cent) pro rata to our allocations through the 2020-21 full-time student premium
- £2.0 million (10 per cent) pro rata to our allocations through the 2020-21 part-time student premium
- £3.1 million (15.5 per cent) pro rata to our allocations through the 2020-21 disabled students premium.
This approach reflects the priorities set out by guidance received from DfE earlier this week.
Additional funding for student hardship for 2020‑21
For more details of the one-off funding totalling £20 million that the OfS is distributing to higher education providers in the financial year 2020-21 to address student hardship, please see the letter sent to providers today.