Kingston University offers a range of support for students struggling with the cost of living crisis.
Financial aid Kingston University awards bursaries to new students with a household income of less than £25,000
A Student Support Fund is available for students struggling with living expenses or in financial difficulty. A Back on Track Grant also exists to help students with short-term financial problems.
Work opportunities on campus There is a wide range of flexible work opportunities available on campus. These jobs are great as they are often flexible to fit around your studies, as the university understands that your academics are your main priority as a student.
Becoming a student ambassador is one of the most flexible roles. You work on a zero hour contract and can pick shifts when you are available. There are also many different types of jobs that you can get involved in as a student ambassador.
Some other roles include:
Inclusive curriculum consultant
Working in the library or at the canteens/cafes
Roles at Kingston University get paid London Living Wage.
There are also many shops and restaurants in Kingston hiring students, especially temporary staff during the Christmas period and summer.
Support on campus There is lots of support available on campus, with different initiatives being started in order to help support students and the local community. Some examples are the Warm Coat Initiative with many warm clothes being donated and food banks for students.
A Student Pantry was launched in November 2023 on Sundays term time.
Students registered to Fairhill GP can collect electronic foodbank vouchers from the campus practice.
There is also wellbeing support and sessions such as budgeting advice available for students to book.