Student Executive Secure Funding to Cover Graduation Costs

Student Executive Secure Funding to Cover Graduation Costs

Your Student Exec have campaigned for and secured funding from the University to cover the costs of graduation.

Any students who may have been unable to go to their graduations because they couldn’t afford it, will now get that added support on their big day.

If you're graduating in December, the deadline for your application, supporting evidence and bank account details is 8am on 18 November 2019. Decisions will then be communicated by 22 November, and payment met by 26 November. 

The funding can be accessed by any student who needs the financial support to cover the cost of anything from photos, gown hire, travel or overnight accommodation.

Any student who could use this financial support will need to visit the Help and Support team in the Foyer of Leeds University Union as soon as they find out their results, or request a form through

The campaign to cover the costs of graduation is part of the Union policy ‘Graduation Fees Should be Scrapped’ which passed at the Better University Forum in 2017. Since then we've been working to make this possible. From lobbying the University to bring this issue to their attention, to securing this funding. We will continue to work hard towards scrapping graduation fees. 

If you've already paid for our gown, don't worry we can still support you, just get in touch.


If you have an idea you’d like us to campaign on you can submit it to go to our forums here. 

See you at graduation