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Queen Mary Emergency COVID-19 Fund

The Covid-19 worldwide crisis is continuing to have a dramatic impact on students’ lives.

We want to ensure that every Queen Mary student, regardless of what is going on around them, has the support that they need to not only continue their studies but to thrive. Due to Covid-19, students have lost their part-time jobs, many are unable to travel to our campuses and many don’t have adequate resources to study during this crisis. And we mustn’t underestimate the effects that periods of isolation can have on the mental health of our students.

How can you help?

In times like these, the importance of community cannot be over-emphasised. We are very aware that this pandemic has affected everyone and many of you will be unable to give at the moment. But if you are in a position to do so, you can make such a difference to our students’ futures by making an online donation to the Queen Mary Emergency Covid-19 Fund. Donations will go towards hardship grants, laptops and wellbeing initiatives.

Give now

A gift today, no matter the size, will help students like Omar, Jannat and Dominic:

When I was in sixth form, I’d stay in the library until late as I couldn’t afford my own computer. Thanks to support from Queen Mary alumni, I’ve been able to buy a laptop and I can now study from home during the lockdown. Students from wealthier families don’t have to worry about their finances as much, which means they can focus on their studies more. But thanks to this bursary I can dedicate more time to my learning too.
— Omar Hassan, BSc Computer Science
I was lucky enough to be supported by alumni donations before the coronavirus hit, but now I am witnessing the dramatic effect this pandemic is having on my fellow students’ lives. Without such compassion and generosity, I don’t know what I would have done. I’m truly grateful for the kind support that people like you give students like me.
— Jannat-Ul-Ferdous Chomon, BA History
Because of the lockdown, I was without a job as all pubs had closed and I began to struggle to pay rent. When I found out that I’d been awarded a bursary, funded by alumni like you, I was speechless. I was not in a good place, so I’m very grateful for the financial assistance. The bursary enabled me to pay rent for the next few months.
— Dominic Morey, MBBS Medicine

Gifts from alumni and friends like you can bring good news to more students at this exceptionally difficult time. Imagine what a comfort it will be for them to know that they are part of a community that cares enough to lend a helping hand.

Thank you, we are so grateful to you for your support.