Que pasa people?
In the last blog then we looked at how much Uni will cost you, but now, what help is there available throughout university towards fees and cost of living?
Why Scholarships of course! Helpful little blighters these! There are a number of bursaries and scholarships to help, both towards cost of halls and course-specific awards – depending on the course you are studying. It’s worth a check; you probably don’t even know what you can be entitled to: http://money.glam.ac.uk/undergraduate/scholarships/
The Glamorgan Centenary Bursary: This bursary provides you with £1,500 worth to offer financial support to full fee paying students who have to relocate to start a new eligible course at the University in the 2013/14 academic year. Even better, this bursary is not means tested. This applies for your first year only mind, but, ‘Every Little Helps!’
Network75: If you are looking at studying a degree in some kind of engineering and a number of business courses, the Network75 scheme could be for you. Network75 students work in a local business three days per week and attend university two days per week. Network75 Students also work full-time at their host company throughout holiday periods. Undergraduate students study for their degrees over five years whilst also working within a host company. Network75 trainees receive a bursary of £5000 per annum, which rises by £500 each academic year.
These are just a couple of ways to help you out with costs towards university and getting by with living and general social aspects of university life, there are also NHS funded bursaries and other business-related scholarships. When I applied to university, I was eligible for the STEM scholarship which was an extra £1500 each academic year, non-means tested which, believe me helps a great deal, not just to costs of living but something as simple as getting the groceries, and a pint down the pub!
Check out these helpful links for more information:
Living Costs: http://money.glam.ac.uk/fees/livingcosts/
General bursary information: http://money.glam.ac.uk/generalbursaries/
Funding Info: http://money.glam.ac.uk/undergraduate/funding/
Additional Grants: http://money.glam.ac.uk/undergraduate/supplementarygrants/
Student Finance England: http://www.studentfinance.direct.gov.uk/portal/page?_pageid=153,4680119&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL
Don’t forget to have a re-read on my previous blog regarding money and budgeting whilst at university.
Hopefully these have given you a sigh of relief and sorted out some of that stress over funding issues!
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Until next time, Ciao for now! 🙂