Michaela interviewing Vivienne Westwood

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Student Support

Our Hardship Fund is there to support students who find themselves in situations where there is a real danger that they will not be able to complete their studies.

Michaela Carroll always wanted to be a journalist and embarked on her degree at City certain that she was in the perfect place to fulfil that ambition.

However at the beginning of her final year of study her father died and Michaela contemplated having to drop out. Travelling home to the north of England every weekend to be with her family placed a huge burden on her finances. It was at this point that Student Support stepped in and saved Michaela’s degree.

This vital support enabled Michaela to graduate with First Class Honours the following year and she has already made significant inroads into the journalism industry working for both the BBC and a news charity within The Economist.

Michaela told us about her wider ambitions in journalism and what the Student Support fund meant to her:  “I want to make more and more people aware of what is going on in the world, to bring those stories that are often overlooked and don’t get told into the mainstream. City has given me a flying start to my career, and that Student Support were there for me at such a difficult time has played a major part in me graduating.”

We promise it will not be wasted.

Student Support does not hand out money indiscriminately. We only help those students who are in genuine – and blameless – financial difficulty.

Help us to help them and donate now.





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