LJMU launches cost of living hub to support students
LJMU has launched a new website hub to help support students through the rising costs of living.
The university commits £1 million a year to support students facing financial hardship. This academic year, LJMU is committing an additional £600K to help with students’ rising costs of living.
The hub outlines specific help and advice, plus the financial support available from LJMU and John Moores Students’ Union (JMSU) and how to apply for it, including:
· The Student Support Fund: to help students facing financial hardship, or unexpected costs such as food, energy bills, paying rent or transport
· Supermarket food vouchers and emergency food boxes: for emergency funds/food to help students in immediate need
· Discounts and freebies across campus: this includes 20% off in our Core on Campus cafes, an annual LJMU Sport Building gym pass for £25, plus free stationery, groceries and hygiene essentials Students can view the help and advice available on the cost of living hub, plus how to contact LJMU’s Money Advice Team for further support.
So far this year, LJMU’s Student Support Fund has helped over 1,500 students with support, averaging around £600 per application.
For staff, LJMU has also provided a one off payment to help with rising costs of living.
Professor Mark Power, Vice-Chancellor of LJMU, said:
“The cost of living crisis is affecting our whole community, and we have taken these measures to help students who may be experiencing financial hardship.
“We are fully aware of how stress and financial difficulties can affect our students learning, and their time at university, and we hope these measures help any student, who may be struggling, access immediate help and support.”