The Student Union's Honesty Pot is an emergency payment up to £50 or students in crisis. Here are some FAQs:
Q: What is the maximum amount you can have? A: £50
Q: How do I pay it back? A: Just get in touch with [email protected] when you are ready to pay all or some of the money back. No questions will be asked, no judgement given.
Q: Can I just come to the SU to access it? A: Yes, we will ask that whether you getting other support from University regarding your situation to ensure you are receiving the right support. We may not provide access to the pot if we do not think it will help solve your issues, or if the request is disingenuous. You may need to be referred from the University’s Financial Guidance Team or Mental Health Service.
Q: What if I need more than the maximum amount? A: You will need to go to the Financial Guidance Team and discuss your case with them however the Students’ Union Advice Team can signpost to external organisations.
Q: How many times can I access the fund? A: Once a term. We get numerous students needing it and it is only for emergencies.
Q: How can I access it? Click HERE
Q: What kind of situations class as an emergency? A: We hear a lot of different emergency cases but some include: not being able to afford food, or pay for fuel to get home, having to go home due to a family emergency and not being able to pay for transport to get to placement.
Q: What can I do if the SU isn’t open and I need the support? A: The Students’ Unions core hours are 10am-4pm, we cannot guarantee that someone can get in touch with you outside of these hours
Q: What can I do for more support? A: Depending on your situation, the Financial Guidance Team may be able to help however the SU Advice Service can also help you look in to different options.
Q: Does this go on to my records? A: No. This does not go on to your LEARN records.