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Spent too much on dissertation printing? Tired of paying for equipment associated with your degree? need help paying for a field trip? The Students' Union has launched a hidden costs bursary scheme to help you, in direct response to the large amount of additional course costs you told us about in the Student Union’s Hidden Course Cost Survey. Some examples of costs that would be covered by this scheme include:-

  • Dissertation printing and/or binding
  • Purchasing of a Core Text Book
  • Lab Costs

  • Travel to a placement or Fieldwork
  • Fieldwork Costs
  • Printing that is required for your academic studies
Hidden Cost Application Form
To make an application simply fill in the form below including details of the additional course cost you are claiming for. Do remember to include the total amount you wish to claim, and upload a document that includes evidence of the relevant costs. You can only claim for course costs for the current or subsequent academic year . Once you submit the form a member of the Students' Union will be in touch within three working details and if your application is successful we will at this stage request your bank details. Please note that there is a finite budget for the scheme and therefore requests will be granted as first come first serve with a upper limit of £100 per student.

What happens next?

A member of the Students' Union will respond to you by email, usually within three working days with details of any additional information we require. We will store the data you provide us for the purpose of processing your application and for tracking the type of requests received and amounts that have been awarded.  We will then ensure that you receive confirmation of the outcome from your application within 10 working days.


If you have any questions regarding this form then please email Ian Bruce, Student Voice Manager at irb2@le.ac.uk

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