Financial Contingency Fund

Guidance for students who have failed their exams

Posted on 22 June 2017 by Your Student Life, Supported

Einir from the Advice and Money Team shares 5 steps for students who have failed their exams. The exam board has met and you’ve received the email to say your results are available to be viewed on SIMS.  There in the middle of your results is the dreaded “F”.  You might have been expecting it or
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Struggling to fund yourself through summer? Find out about the FAPA summer fund!

Posted on 2 June 2017 by Your Student Life, Supported

Rosie, student intern with the Advice and Money Team, shares some key information for students struggling to fund themselves through the summer… Rent, books, bills, parties and polka-dot wrapping to adorn that last-minute birthday present for your favourite flatmate – it all piles up! As students, we all understand how difficult it can be to
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5 ways not to spend your student loan in 52 days!

Posted on 1 February 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Amy from our Advice & Money teams offers advice on making your student loan last …                 In Gair Rhydd last semester Mark Sweeney wrote an article about a recent survey undertaken by Voucher Cloud. This revealed that students, on average, will have spent their entire loan only
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5 Budgeting Apps to help you get a hold on your finances!

Posted on 4 November 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Amy from our Advice & Money Team showcases 5 free budgeting apps that could help you …                 Putting pen to paper is a great way to work out what you are spending your money on, but it’s also a little bit old fashioned when you could instead sync information across
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What is the Cardiff University Financial Assistance Programme?

Posted on 22 September 2015 by Virginia Bonet Morell

If you are studying at Cardiff University and in financial struggle, you may be eligible to apply for the Financial Assistance Programme …     As a student you may face financial hardship at some point during your university life. This might happen due to different reasons such as unwise budgeting or unexpected change of personal circumstances. If this
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Answers to the questions final year students are asking us

Posted on 24 May 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Here are some great tips from staff across Student Support & Wellbeing who answer the questions final year students are asking us … These are just some of the ways we can help you now and after graduation, drop in and see us in person or online for even more services and events. 
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Student support events & updates 28 April – 9 May

Posted on 28 April 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Here’s a brief note of what our teams are up to and the activity they’d like you to be aware of and get involved in over the next two weeks … Whether its exam stress, money worries, interview nerves, feeling low, job hunting, housing advice, trouble sleeping … anything … if you need support come and see us! We work with
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Support for care leavers and estranged students approaching the end of the academic year

Posted on 28 April 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Einir Evans from our Advice & Money team provides support for care leavers and estranged students. Here Einir gives us a reminder of the support available as we approach the end of the academic year … I can’t believe we are in the final term already! This academic year has gone so quickly. I hope this year has
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FCF: The Solution to your Financial Crisis.

Posted on 23 March 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Are you currently, or have you ever been in a position where you have struggled for money? I have. Thankfully today I am out of the woods, but that’s all thanks to Cardiff University’s Financial Contingency Fund (FCF). Read on to hear how it helped me, and how it can help you.  Liam Havard shares
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Student events to help support and develop you, 2nd-13th March

Posted on 2 March 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Fortnightly Roundup of  Student Support & Wellbeing’s events and activity, by Marketing Manager Katrina Taylor …   We’ve had a busy start to the spring and seen hundreds of students at the Student Support Centre and at our events and there’s more to come throughout March. From Monday 2nd to Friday 13th here’s what we have
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Cardiff University has money available for its students, if they need it

Posted on 27 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

If you don’t have enough money to cover your essential living or study costs, we may be to help you; Sheila King, Head of Advice & Money tells us more …       I’m responsible for managing Cardiff University’s Financial Contingency Fund (FCF) and below I’ve set out what FCF is, who can apply, the
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Help with NHS clinical placement travel costs has changed!

Posted on 3 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

The Advice & Money Team explain how the NHS Clinical Placement Travel Costs have changed and what that means to you … We can’t believe it either, but the NHS has changed the way that help with placement travel costs is worked out for new NHS funded students. The Advice & Money Team has been
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