The University has launched a fundraising campaign and is encouraging alumni and staff to consider donating to help raise £50,000 for the Student Hardship Fund.
The Student Hardship Fund provides financial support to students who experience financial difficulties whilst at university.
Due to Covid 19, the fund is experiencing increasingly high demand and requires philanthropic support.
Jacequline Boland , who is a graduate of the university and a former member of Brig has spoken about the positive impact the student hardship fund had on her time at university.
Boland said “I used the hardship fund in my third year of university, and I can safely say that without it I would have had to face potentially dropping out.
It was a real turning point for me, the first step in getting myself to a good place. I found a part-time job I enjoyed, I sought help for my mental health issues, I never borrowed money again and managed a budget, and I was re-motivated in my uni work.”
Boland added “Now that I’m in a successful full-time position I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to donate to the Hardship Fund, for all those students who are just still figuring it out and need a little hand to get there.”
Jacqui Lenaghen, Deputy Head of Student Support at the University said “Our Money Support Team has been working tirelessly to assess as many student applications as possible from our University hardship funds over the last few weeks.
Lenaghen added “The Hardship Fund is reliant on philanthropic support to ensure we provide the best assistance to Stirling students, and provides a lifeline for many students whose circumstances have been severely affected by Covid 19”
Information for those wishing to donate can be found here.
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