Cost of living support for students
From financial support to discounts across campus, plus help and advice, find out about all the support on offer from LJMU and JMSU.
Student Support Fund
LJMU commits £1 million a year to support students facing financial hardship. This year, we are committing an additional £600,000 to help during the cost of living crisis.
The Money Advice Team can help any LJMU student facing financial hardship, with friendly advice and immediate assistance to cover food costs, bills, and give financial support.
So far this year, we've helped over 1,500 students with support averaging around £600 per application.
Talk to the team and find out how to apply for the student support fund and if you are eligible.
We have emergency food vouchers available for students to use in Aldi.
Speak to Student Advice and Wellbeing online or in person at SLB.
20% off food at Core Cafes
Use your student ID card to get 20% off at all our Core on Campus Cafes.
Warm and welcome campus
Our libraries have long opening hours and the Student Life Building is open 24/7 with free laptop loans available.
You can also charge your devices for free around campus.
Students can use showers in the Sport Building, even without gym membership.
Free recycled IT kit
Need a new piece of IT kit? LJMU has used and refurbished PC’s and laptops that students can apply for free.
We'll soon be launching our Cook Together scheme so watch this space.
All students can pick up free stationery from the helpdesk in Aldham Robarts and Avril Robarts Libraries.
See the free stationery available.
Gym membership for £25 a year
We’ve reduced the cost of an annual student gym membership from £125 a year to just £25, including classes.
Find out more and sign up for a membership.
Part-time work with Unitemps
Part-time work can give you extra cash to help with essentials.
Unitemps has a range of paid opportunities on offer, alongside your studies.
Living in accommodation
Worried about fuel bills, a contract with a landlord or where to live next year?
Our Accommodation team can help.
Managing your money
Managing your money whilst at university can be tricky. Our Money Advice team gives you their tips on budgeting as well as useful resources, such as Blackbullion, to help you manage your finances better.
Remember the majority of full time LJMU students are exempt from paying council tax, it could save you over £1,000 a year.
Find out if you are eligible and how to get an exemption certificate.
John Moores Students’ Union is working with LJMU to support students through the rise in the cost of living, including free lunches across campus, free period products and give it a go sessions.
Find out about what JMSU are doing and what’s next on the JMSU cost of living webpage.
Other support in the city
Liverpool City Council has a range of support for people struggling with the cost of living from food, household costs and mental health support.
Help and support is always available at LJMU
You can speak to a range of different advisors from our Student Advice and Wellbeing team:
Book a 1-2-1 appointment with a Wellbeing Advisor to discuss any concerns you might have.
We also offer additional financial support for estranged students, disabled students, international students, care leavers and more.
Listen to our latest episode of the JMSU mini podcast series, jmsYOU. Student journalist Lois discusses the rising cost of living crisis with our student guest Amber and LJMU’s Money Advice Team.