Student Hardship

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Help keep King’s open to students from all backgrounds.

For many students from lower-income backgrounds, now is a time of extreme anxiety. With the cost of living starting to bite as winter approaches, some students are worried that they cannot afford to continue at King’s.  

We cannot let the current economic climate rob talented, dedicated people of the education and experience they have worked so hard for. Be it in medicine, science, arts, politics or humanities, our aim is to educate the next generation of change-makers. But what kind of world will we create if a King’s education – or, indeed, studying at university at all – is only accessible to students with the financial means?     

That’s why, on 2 November, King’s announced a substantial package of support for students during the cost of living crisis. The Student Hardship Fund is key to providing that support. We are doubling the amount of funds available, which will help students in greatest need with day-to-day living costs such as rent and energy bills. When careful budgeting is not enough, the Student Hardship Fund, and your support as alumni, will be a lifeline.

Will you be part of our urgent response to the cost of living crisis? Please will you give a gift to the King’s Student Hardship Fund?    

£100 can help cover textbooks and study materials that will be essential for a student to gain a qualification.  

£148 covers the average costs for a student to live in London for a week, excluding rent.  

£250 could help provide an Oyster card (zones 1-2) for a term to get to lectures or a part-time job.  

If you are interested in making a major gift of £5,000 or higher, please get in contact with Ruthy Stevenson ( to discuss your contribution.  

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