Emergency Student Support Appeal

The Emergency Student Support Appeal has been created to support students who are suffering extreme financial hardship as a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic. This appeal is our way of standing together and showing our students that we are ready to answer their call for help.  

Donate now to the Emergency Student Support Appeal

We are deeply concerned to learn of more than 1,000 students on campus who are unable to return home due to government advice or international travel restrictions and find themselves in financial hardship.

Students who are worried about going back to their elderly parents, or have underlying health conditions, or those who are estranged from their families. We also know of students who have lost their part-time jobs as restaurants, shops and leisure facilities shut down. They are now unable to pay their private rent or even afford to do grocery shopping.

How your donation could help

  • £60 could cover average utilities cost for a month
  • £150 could pay for food bills for a month
  • £550 could pay for private rent bills in Guildford

Any donation, however big or small, will make a real difference to a student in crisis right now. Thank you.

Other ways to give

By bank transfer

In order for your gift to be processed please reference your name and the code ‘ADV’ in the transfer, as well as emailing alumni@surrey.ac.uk to let us know to look out for your gift.

Account name: University of Surrey

National Westminster Bank plc, Guildford Branch

Sort Code: 60-09-50

Account Number: 58080716

SWIFT Code: NWBK GB 2L

IBAN Number: GB82NWBK60095058080716

By post

Due to current circumstances, there will be a significant delay in which we can process payments sent through the post. We therefore strongly advise that you use our online donation form to donate to the emergency appeal. If this is not possible we will process your postal payment at a future date.

To send a cheque, please make it payable to University of Surrey and send to Advancement, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH, UK.