Signal of solidarity: University Society, Paderborn University’s executive board and the AStA have successfully initiated a relief fund
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed students’ way of studying and living on Paderborn University’s campus. Many students are currently facing various challenges: They have to organise studying in a digital way and the unforeseeable loss of many student part-time jobs leaves some of them in dire financial straits. In addition, some lose their parents’ financial support as some families are also affected by sudden financial insecurity due to the loss of a job.
In the past months, the University Society, the executive board and the AStA have therefore called for donations for the students of Paderborn University. These have been and will continue to be given to students whose essential expenses such as rent and health insurance can no longer be paid by a corresponding income.
♥ Thank you for your donations ♥
More than 180 individual donors, including employees of Paderborn University, private individuals and companies from the region, local societies and organisations, have contributed to the current total amount of € 111.596,33 (as of 16 February 2021). As of 17 May 2021, 197 UPB students have received financial support.
At the moment, it is impossible to foresee how the situation will develop in the coming months which is why we will continue the initiative. As the number of student jobs is still insufficient, we still receive enquiries by students who are facing financial hardships due to the Covid-19 pandemic.