The Conservatoire is a member of NASMA (The National Association of Student Money advisers) who are recognised as the leading authority on all matters relating to student advice and funding.

The International and Student Experience team are available to discuss hardship issues, and sources of funding, including how to access the Higher Education Discretionary and Childcare Funds. They can also help you to work out a budget so you can take control of your finances.

HE Discretionary Funds (including the Childcare Fund) are administered by the International and Student Experience team.  Please note that emergency food vouchers in the case of an unexpected financial crisis can be made available via the team at

Higher Education Discretionary Fund Guidance 2023-2024

Higher Education Childcare Funds Guidance 2023-2024