Student Support Fund
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We are committed to supporting our students and enhancing their
experience whilst studying at the University. The Development and
Alumni Relations Office facilitates this through its fundraising
efforts, from alumni, staff and friends of the University. Student
Support encompasses a wide range of services, from Bursaries and
Hardship to Career Development and Employability. Overall it adds
value to the University of Hull student experience.
Over 40% of our students come from low income households where
the household income is less than £25k/annum. These students do not
get any extra support in their 2nd and 3rd years of study and can
find it increasingly difficult to complete their studies.
Through the donations we receive we aim to establish a bursary
scheme to help support these students by offering an Academic Book
Bursary for low income students of £100 per year.
The University has a long history of supporting student hardship
and each year donations from our alumni and friends contribute to
this Fund. This ensures that students who are in dire financial
difficulty and would otherwise not be able to complete their
studies are in a position to do so.
The Sports Development Fund was set up in 2012 to enhance the
funding that the University received from Sport England to
encourage all HE students to participate in 150 minutes of moderate
activity per week. A Sports Development Co-ordinator (SDC)
facilitates all manner of different kinds of sports from the
traditional to the less traditional like Zumba and Futsal. Research
shows, a healthy body equals a healthy mind. Exercise promotes
well-being, a positive mental attitude and also creates friendship
groups. Already with the donations from our alumni and friends we
have been able to fund a Sports Opportunities Coordinator (SOC).
The SOC will work with our Students’ Union sports clubs to provide
club development, volunteer development as well as ensuring there
is a wider range of competitive sports leagues on campus enhancing
the University’s sporting programme. This funding also helped to
develop and implement a Student Sports Activator Programme which
will give our students the opportunity to experience and document
volunteer projects that will support them in their career
Careers Development and Employability
The Careers Service has set up a new initiative to ensure that
our students and new graduates are in the best possible position to
gain employment by offering internships and work experience
placements. Funding is required to assist the students and new
graduates with transportation costs and set up costs of this
incredibly useful and worthwhile initiative.
Offers relevant work experience for new graduates in their chosen
field - 8/10/12 weeks paid work experience.
Summer/vacation work placements for our current students to enable
them to gain the experience needed to ensure that they are in the
best possible position to apply for a career in their chosen
To be able to run the Internship Programmes funding needs to be
- Help towards salary costs
If graduates/alumni are interested in offering a placement for
an Internship please contact Kristian.Rumble@hull.ac.uk
Also the Careers Service run e-mentoring projects and are
looking for mentors. Graduates can apply online
If graduates are in a position to recruit staff, the Careers
Service can post jobs online and forward them to our students and