Learning and Research Fund

Fund Details

The Learning and Research Fund (L&RF) is available to help both undergraduates and postgraduate students towards half the costs of the purchase of approved course related items including: books, stationery, hardware, printing, equipment, and thesis binding; and towards the full costs of approved course related or research related activities such as: conferences, summer schools, summer research programmes, and language courses. The maximum sum payable is £300 per year of course for undergraduates and £500 per year of course for postgraduate students (MPhil and other one‐year postgraduate courses may draw on an allowance under the Fund of £500; The maximum allowance for full-time PhD students is £1500 over a ‘standard’ course duration of three years/nine terms). 

Guidance on how and when this funding can be claimed throughout the year is available to students via the College intranet.

Further Information

Students may claim up to two years of funding at any one time, once during the course of their degree. Offer holders are not eligible to apply for anything purchased before 1 September of the year they commence their course.

Applications for funding for books, hardware, equipment or teaching aid may be submitted after the items have been purchased but students might want to ask for prior approval in case there is any doubt.

Please be advised that funding is not available for studies which are considered to be a prerequisite of the course you are currently studying.

Geographers and Geologers can claim for Fieldwork for Compulsory Part II dissertations via the application form for Biologists, Geologists and Geographers. Students can claim 100% of expenses up to a maximum of £400.

Please log in to the College website on the top right and visit the Student Services page or go to the frequent links on your homepage in order to find the link to the online Learning & Research Fund application form and view the policy.