Over summer and the start of the new academic year, we've had lots of enquiries from students about claiming benefits while studying. This rise in enquiries is mainly due to COVID-19 and numerous students losing employment and having to claim benefits as a result. 


We know the world of welfare benefits can be complicated, even with the introduction of Universal Credit, it's hard to understand exactly what elements you receive and how studying full-time can affect them. This is why we released a Universal Credit and Bursaries guide earlier in the month.


To get a better idea of how our students are affected, what exactly the problems are, and how ECSA and the college can help, we'd like to hear from students who are still receiving benefits whilst studying or were receiving benefits just before they joined their course.


If this applies to you, please click the button below and fill in the confidential survey.



Students and Benefits Survey