Cost of Living

Here's how we can help!

We know that right now the cost of living is a worry for everyone. We want to offer as much support to our students to help you through! Like our Free Hub, where you can get your clothing, homeware, food, and essentials all for FREE!

See our cost of living initiatives and how you can donate to these projects here:


To help students with the cost of living the SU has a whole range of items available for students in an emergency to take for free! There are 2 rooms to the free hub, one with second hand homeware and clothing items, the other stocked with food and basic essentials like toiletries.

This form is to be filled in if you would like to request any items from the Essentials Hub. *available from 2nd October

  • Once you complete the form, you will receive an email within 2 working days with your collection details.
  • Please bring your own bag with you to collect the items.

If you are struggling financially, the Student Hardship Fund is another place you can go to for help.

Where to find the Free Hub

Head down to the SU underground, past the Community kitchen, through the double doors, the first door on your left is the Free Hub!


Where surplus food on campus will be available for free (in the SU Underground)! There will be a space for you to take and prepare food, also featuring a microwave, kettle etc.


Here's how you can help..

We're also collecting donations! If you have any preloved items that you'd like to give to a new home please drop them in the boxes in reception anytime of the week. These items will be placed in the free hub and will be available to students in need.

Want to donate to our Free Hub pot?

You can donate £5, £10, £15, £20, £30, £40 or £50.


Click here to make your donation! 



If you have any questions, email