Emergency support

We understand that emergencies can arise and that in times of crisis, even the simplest of tasks can become challenging. If you are a currently enrolled Griffith University Gold Coast student in need, reach out to us. The Student Guild can provide you with temporary supports designed to help you get back on your feet and ensure your essential needs are looked after.

Free meals for international students

International students have faced unique challenges accessing external support during the pandemic. The Student Guild has teamed up with Griffith International, Study Gold Coast and FareShare Australia and Food Banks to provide free frozen meals to international students experiencing financial hardship. This service provides five frozen meals per week which can be picked up from campus or delivered to your door.

The continued availability of these meals are subject to supply and demand so students are encouraged to apply below.

 

Crisis care packs

The Student Guild is here to help you through emergency situations by providing free crisis care packs which contain hygiene products, baby care or food items. These are delivered in the form of free hamper packs providing a range of relevant supplies depending on your needs.

The hygiene care pack can include items such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant and hand sanitiser. While the baby care pack includes essential items needed to care for an infant or young child including nappies, wipes, baby formula and bottles. Finally, the food care pack provides essential food products such as pasta, bread, milk and coffee.

Emergency loans

Should you find yourself urgently in need of cash, the Student Guild can provide up to $50 as an on-the-spot loan for things like transport, fuel and emergency bill payments. Students seeking an emergency loan must be able to repay the loan in full within two weeks, not have outstanding loans or debts to the Student Guild and not have received a an emergency loan within the last month.

 

Emergency accommodation

Everyone deserves a safe place to sleep so if you ever find yourself in trouble the Student Guild can assist with both temporary and long term accommodation. This can include same day accommodation, legal help, support in exploring long term options and advice on accessing related services like financial aid. To access this support contact our Student Support and Advocacy Manager for a prioritised and confidential discussion on how we can assist your current situation.

Student Support and Advocacy Manager
(07) 555 28710
studentsupport@griffith.edu.au

If ongoing support is required, or if you wish to speak to someone about your situation, you can book a confidential discussion with our Student Support Manager. You may also want to consider engaging with the Griffith University Welfare and Student Liaison Officer who can assist with a range of Griffith financial and wellbeing support.

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