In line with a return to pre-pandemic teaching and support mechanisms, the University’s COVID-19 specific support schemes set up to help students impacted by the pandemic are closing. The COVID-19 Scholarship Extensions Fund (CSEF) and COVID-19 Assistance Fund (CAF) closed for applications in Trinity term 2022 and will not re-open next academic year. Similarly, there will no longer be a grace period adjustment to the University Continuation Charge (UCC).
For academic year 22/23, students are therefore reminded of the existing support channels available to them for extensions or if they are in financial difficulty, which will take account of exceptional disruption due to COVID-19. To recognise the particular ongoing disruption faced by some research students close to completion, targeted financial support will be available for the costs of the University Continuation Charge (UCC) on the basis of financial need. Further details of how to apply will be communicated ahead of Michaelmas Term 2022.