How to Register
Simply register with ‘Blackbullion’ on the Blackbullion website using your full university email address e.g. email@example.com, then choose a different password for the ‘Blackbullion’ website to your University account.
When to apply, and processing times
The University suggests applying when you are at the point where you cannot pay your next month’s rent or have about £200 remaining in available funds. Processing takes 2-3 weeks, depending on demand, so please take that into account when deciding when to apply.
Submitting your application
Log into you Blackbullion account and open up the Funds tab, then follow the steps set out to complete your application. Some of the steps will ask you to provide evidence and upload that onto Blackbullion’s secure system. You will be expected to upload evidence for all of your accounts, including savings accounts, international accounts and any currency vaults or pots within those. You will also be asked to upload your banking ‘home page’ or ‘dashboard’ showing your name and account details so that the current balances for all of your accounts / vaults/ pots are clearly visible.
What happens next
Once you have submitted your application, the system notifies the assessors. They will review your application and the evidence you have uploaded. Evidence will be accepted or rejected. If evidence is rejected you will be notified and be informed why that is so.
An assessor might ask you to complete additional tasks, or submit additional evidence. If this is the case, Blackbullion will send an email to your Aberystwyth University email address explaining what further information is needed, so do check your email regularly until you receive a proposed outcome.
Once the assessment is complete, you will receive an email with the proposed outcome of your application. The proposal has to be agreed by the fund signatories and you will receive a further, formal, notification that includes anticipated payment dates, if an award is made.
If you have any specific questions or need further support with your application we advise you contact The University’s Student Advice, Information and Money Service which provides information, advice, support and referral on a wide range of issues specialising in finance.
You can send your questions via email, the email address for the AIMS team is: firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone: 01970 621761/622087. Alternatively, you can book an appointment slot with a student adviser. Access their on-line portal https://aims.aber.ac.uk/ and use the Book tab to choose an appointment slot.