COVID-19 financial and material support

Get the support you need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last updated: 12.03pm, 16 December 2020

2020 Emergency Support Fund update

Applications for the Emergency Support Fund have now closed. In 2020 we were able to provide emergency funding and support to 17,900 students to help them continue with their studies.

If you still need financial assistance, our Financial Aid team can help you navigate the challenges of having a limited income while studying.

Device loans

If you don't have access to a laptop or desktop device to study online from home, you can borrow a University device on loan. The University has reconditioned a number desktop devices for student loan. These are not new devices but have been reimaged to connect to all University online services. Devices will be sanitised prior to pick up.

To access these devices, please register your interest with the Financial Aid team. The team will assess your requirements and connect eligible students to the device deployment team to arrange a pickup time and place, mindful of physical distancing protocols. Devices will include accessories (keyboard, mouse, power cords).

Free meal packs for students

To help support students, the University has partnered with SecondBite and Lentil As Anything, both local not-for-profit organisations, to provide healthy and free meals to students. Students are able to register to receive free meals and pick them up near campus.

Visit the Free meal packs program page for more information and to register for free meals.