Firstly, thank you for clicking the link and finding my page :) My name is Emma and I am a business student, I’m currently studying my HND in Business and have been given the opportunity to top up my HND to a degree at the University of Portsmouth.
3 years ago I was studying in Southampton, on the second year of a degree when my family were given the news that my dad had terminal cancer, specifically a rare fast growing cancer, as I was studying an end of life unit at the time, I really struggled to come to terms with his diagnosis, with little help from the university I left the course and moved home.
The good news is that my dads doctors have now found a treatment plan which seems to be holding his cancer at bay for now which we are all so grateful for. However, as I have already received 4 years of tuition fee loans from Student Finance England, I am no longer entitled to any help with further study.
I am currently working around my course and saving as much as I can but with tuition fees going up to £9,250 this year I will not be able to earn that much before this September, so here I am, looking for funding from anyone who can help.
For anyone who donates £10 or more, you will receive a thank you tweet. Donate £25 or more and you will receive a thank you email. Donate £50 and you will receive a handwritten thank you letter. Donate £100 or more and you will be named on the with thanks section of my dissertation. Donate £500 or more and you will receive a signed copy of my dissertation as well as all other appreciation rewards. You will all also be able to keep up with my progress on an exclusive blog.
Every little helps so don't feel obliged to donate lots or even right now £9,250 is the end goal and any amount would help me get there. If you can even help me to get that little bit closer to finally graduating and making my dream come true and making my parents proud, then you will have made my day and I appreciate all of your help :)
Update: Local press coverage in the Isle of Wight County Press!