Cost of Living Support

We understand the difficulties that the increase in cost of living is having on the Aberystwyth Community. We are committed in reducing the impact of the current cost of living crisis is having on students and staff.

Together with the Students' Union We have developed a support package to help with those who are experiencing difficulties at this time.

To book an appointment with an adviser to discuss your issues, click the button on the right hand side.


What can I do if I'm struggling to afford pay my rent and food

If you are experiencing financial difficulties please feel free to get in touch with us by emailing


How can I get support with budgeting?

Make a plan of incoming and outgoings , look at ways to save money on shopping i.e. look at apps such as Too Good To Go , Food Selection box order via Aber food surplus , look at ways to get cheaper phone/internet tariffs , look at a bank account that offers an interest free Student overdraft facility

What study spaces can I access on campus?

24 hours Study spaces in Hugh Owen library;;

The Workstation; 24 hour work space open in Aberystwyth town centre next to the train centre, includes 10 PC desks, 6 study desks, printing an photocopying and scanning , lounge area, library book return bin , bookable group work room  

Study and computer spaces in the Physical Sciences Library ;

How do I get support to pay my energy bills?

The Energy Bills Support Scheme provides a £400 non-repayable discount to eligible households to help with their energy bills over winter 2022 to 2023.

A link with more information including what to do if you pay for electricity as part of your rent ;