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UCL fund to support students to access learning resources

11 December 2019

Up to £250 available from Learning Opportunities Fund for students whose classes were affected by strike action.

UCL Graduate Open Day 2019

UCL has established the Learning Opportunities Fund to help students whose learning was affected by strike action in First Term.

Strike action took place between November 25 and December 4, 2019 due to an industrial dispute about pay, conditions and pensions.

UCL has guaranteed that students affected by the strike will not be disadvantaged in examinations or other assessments. In addition, we have established the Learning Opportunities Fund to enable those students to buy extra resources to help with their learning.

To apply for support from the Learning Opportunities Fund, students are asked to outline briefly how they wish to use the funds. Once approved, the money will be paid to the student and it is for them to decide how to use it – for example to buy text books, access to e-resources or online courses.

Funds of up to £250 will be available and applications can be made between Monday 13 January–Sunday 9 February.  All applications will be assessed after 9 February, with the aim of allocating the funds within the following four weeks. (Applications will NOT be considered on a first come, first served basis).

(Note: you will be asked to provide details including your student number/ID, a list of your teaching events that were cancelled, and a brief proposal of how you would use your Learning Opportunities Fund).

If you have other queries about the industrial action, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for students.