University of Plymouth is proud to offer students a life-changing,
transformative experience while they learn and research. We also know that
embarking on such an exciting experience can be daunting and that students from
particular groups may face additional difficulty in accessing higher education.
support the University’s ambitions around widening participation, we are
pleased to offer financial support in the form of a bursary (The Mayflower
Award) to undergraduate students from the following groups:
- Students whose household
income is between £0 and £35,000 per year
- Care leavers
- Students who are estranged
from their families
- Young adult carers.
from a household where the annual income is less than £35,000 per year will
have their eligibility checked for the award automatically once a full funding
application has been assessed and finalised with Student Finance England. The
award is paid in two instalments in the student’s first year of study.
from one of the other above groups must contact the Student Funding Team as
soon as they have enrolled at the University of Plymouth so that we can assess
eligibility and organise for any bursary to be paid. The award is allocated on
a first-come, first-served basis.
Mayflower Award is available to students who are entering their first year of
study on their first course in September 2019, who are identified as
being domiciled in England and whose household income is between £0 and
be paying the full tuition fee for the year and have received the full funding
package from Student Finance England.
award is granted automatically; no separate application is needed. All eligible
recipients will be automatically identified from the systems of the University
and Student Finance England.
note that payment is dependent on satisfactory attendance.
have been engaged in any previous higher education study on any course, you
will not be entitled to this award. This includes not completing all or part of
a course or not gaining a qualification on it.
It is students’
responsibility to declare whether they have had any previous higher
education study, particularly if undertaken at a different institution or in
previous years at the University of Plymouth, as we may not be able to identify
this from our record systems. If you have been earmarked or contacted for the
Mayflower Award but fall into the previous study category, you should contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, as
your eligibility may change or be cancelled and you could be asked to repay
part or all of the award.
note that if you are re-assessed at any point during the year by Student
Finance or by the University, your award could be amended or cancelled.
Mayflower Award is payable only in the first year of study and will not be
repeated in subsequent years.
College students whose
fees are paid directly to the college at which they are studying are NOT
eligible for this award.