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Thank you for supporting our students in these challenging times

This year, many of us have faced challenges and hardship and there have been times where we have needed support. Many of our students have also faced similar challenges and hardship, and our ability to financially support them has never been more important.

Since March, we have supported our undergraduate and postgraduate students in various different ways. Some have had changes in their family situations, others have needed to stay in College throughout lockdown as they were unable to return home, and many have been unable to find paid work to get them through the summer months. Several of our postgraduate students have seen their research disrupted and have had to extend the length of their studies.

As we started this academic year and our students returned to College, we knew that they would be entering a Michaelmas Term which would be like no other. Not only did we have to make physical changes to College life, but with more students than ever before having to turn to the Student Support Fund, it was crucial that the College was prepared to support these students financially.

We are truly humbled by the response of our Alumni and Friends throughout this difficult time. Since the start of this academic year we have received £83,000 from our generous donors to support our students, and we wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for this incredible support.

The financial support we offer our students is only possible thanks to your generosity. Over 150 students have received support so far this year, either through a scholarship or through hardship bursaries. The College expects even more students to seek support in the coming months and beyond as the true impact of COVID-19 is revealed.

If you would like to make a donation to enable us to continue supporting our students in this difficult year, then you can do so here, or contact the Development Office on development.office@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

Note: image of students was taken in 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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