The University Of Salford have launched a rent relief fund to support their students during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The University have worked in partnership with their Students Union and its representatives to work out a way to fairly support their students with rent payments this semester.

This comes after the Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a national lockdown instructing students to stay at home and not return to their university halls or private accommodation.

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The University has a partnership with Campus Living Villages who own their official halls of residence; Peel Park Quarter and John Lester & Eddie Coleman.

Students in these accommodation blocks will automatically be credited £1000 or £1200 to their CLV accounts to help pay for accommodation. Campus Living Villages have paused this terms rent payment for now.

Those in private accommodation (mainly second, third and postgrad years of study) will have the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £1000 if they meet the necessary criteria. This includes things like having an M6 term time address and proof of tenancy from their landlord.

It also takes into account the student’s financial situation towards the end of 2020.

Liam, a third year student at the University Of Salford said: “I think it’s a great way to help out those students in need in these challenging times.

As a third year university student myself, I cannot thank my university enough for the support they are giving students, It really seems like they are making the biggest effort possible to support us during these times.

Well done Salford University. Let’s hope other universities start to roll out similar schemes.