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Student Empowerment Fund

Your support will help change lives.

As we are seeing all too clearly with the cost-of-living crisis, financial hardship can be severe and unexpected.

The Student Empowerment Fund was introduced in 2020 for students who unexpectedly found themselves without a job, and experiencing sudden financial hardship due to the impact of COVID-19. It consists of a one-off bursary to contribute towards immediate, short-term needs including basic living and medical costs.

As rent prices, fuel prices and grocery prices continue to rise to new extremes, UC is handling a sudden increase in student calls for help as the cost of living is at an all-time high.

We are passionate about keeping our community of students safe, well and engaged in learning, but we need your help!

You can assist in helping our most vulnerable students continue their dreams of obtaining a degree - even in these extraordinary times.

Please contribute to a student in need by giving today. One hundred percent of donations go directly to the fund and to students in need – and gifts above $2 are fully tax-deductible. No amount is too small.

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