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Student engagement fund for graduands 2023

For students applying to the fund specifically for support with graduation costs in March 2023.

If your declared household income is below £15,000 a year, you are invited to apply for an award of up to £90 to help with graduation costs (paid as a non-transferable voucher). You may apply for:

  • the cost of gown hire (£49.50) and the cost of two guest tickets (£20 each - £40 in total), or
  • the cost of gown hire (£49.50) and the cost of a simple photography package (£35).

In the application form, please ensure you specify in your application which of these options you would like to choose and make clear whether you are applying for vouchers to cover gown hire and guest tickets (please say whether one or two guests) or gown hire and a simple photography package.  

Please note that to be eligible you must:

  • have a declared income of £15,000 per annum or below
  • be an undergraduate - his fund is not open to postgraduate students
  • be a student from the UK - this fund is not open to international students
  • not already be in receipt of a St Mary’s bursary or scholarship
  • not be a care-leaver (other provision is made for care-leavers).

Apply for funds 

The deadline for applying for this fund in order to support your graduation costs is 11.59pm on Sunday 12th February.

A decision will be made and you will be informed of the decision by the 15th February 2023. You will then be issued with a discount code which you can use when booking gown hire/photography/ordering tickets. We will not be able to reimburse any costs already incurred, so please do not book gown hire/photography or order tickets before receiving the discount code as you will not get the money back. 

If your graduation is postponed for any reason, your application will be paused and no payments will be made retrospectively.

For any questions, please email