Help King’s students complete their studies and create special memories
Will you donate today to prevent promising students from dropping out of King’s?
Recently, more and more students have been coming to our academic tutors with concerns about the demands that financial hardship places on them, with some in the incredibly difficult position of considering if they can afford to continue with their studies.
Increasing rent charges in London and the scrapping of means-tested maintenance grants are just two of the reasons why increasing numbers of King’s students are struggling financially. And often it’s students from low-income families, whose parents aren’t in a position to offer a helping hand, who are worst affected.
This had led to a drastic increase in the number of applications for the King’s Hardship Fund - which is dedicated to helping students who need extra financial support to stay at King’s and complete their studies.
Applications from students for the King’s Hardship Fund have almost doubled over the past 12 months, this unprecedented demand meant we were unable to award Hardship Funding to 82 students in the first term of this academic year.
So please make a donation today. Your support really can make the difference between a student receiving the funding they need this term or not. In turn you will be helping a student to complete their studies and share the same memories you had while at King’s.
‘I ran into financial problems when I couldn’t pay my rent. My parents weren’t in a position to help me and I felt like I was running out of options. I couldn’t escape the financial stress. The landlord was sending letters and looking to take me to court. It took a lot to get into King’s, so having something like this stopping me would have been devastating.
I was ecstatic when I got the email to confirm I was getting help from the Hardship Fund. I received £500 which went all on rent. I don’t think I would have passed the second year without it. I could have been taken to court or dropped out of university, so I am really grateful to alumni for allowing me to finish my course.’
Daniyel, 3rd year pharmacy student
Without your support the King’s Hardship Fund would struggle to exist, leaving many students like Daniyel with little option but to withdraw from their studies. As someone who knows how much hard work it takes to secure a place at King’s, surely you wouldn’t want any talented student to feel they have no choice but to give up on their studies and their dreams
Please give a donation today. Your gift will make a vital difference to a student.