In this week's Tes FE Podcast, Kate Parker and Julia Belgutay are joined by NUS vice-president for further education Salsabeel Elmegri.
They discuss the results of a freedom of information request that showed many colleges have already spent all their bursary funding for this year – and many are expecting a significant overspend.
Student support: Colleges need an extra £300,000 each
Coronavirus: Only half of hardship requests successful
They also reflect on the increased demand for support that the coronavirus pandemic has created.