Worth up to £250 this bursary is intended to help you access career development opportunities that would otherwise not be possible due to the costs involved.
Who can apply?
UK home undergraduates whose household income was assessed by their Student Finance provider as under £35,000 per year and have applied for all available funding from their Student Finance provider including the means-tested component of the maintenance loan.
You should also belong to one or more of the following groups:
- from an area where few people access higher education (low-participation neighbourhoods*) or from a disadvantaged socioeconomic background
- a student of Black, Asian, mixed heritage or another minority ethnic group such as the Gypsy, Roma or Traveller community
- disabled students or students with a mental health condition, medical condition or specific learning difference
- neurodivergent students for example autistic or dyslexic students, students with ADHD and students with Tourette's – although this list is not exhaustive
- mature students or those over 21 when they start their first degree
- care-experienced students
- students caring for for another vulnerable adult.
*Low Participation Neighbourhood: an area where a low percentage of students progress to higher education. You can check to see if your home postcode qualifies by entering the postcode on the Office for Students webpage.
Your postcode qualifies if it shows as TUNDRA – Quintile 1. Quintile 1 means this is an area where the fewest students progress into higher education.