The University of Birmingham is proud to announce its involvement in the award-winning Lloyds Scholars programme for the upcoming 2013/14 academic year. Along with seven other leading universities across the UK, the University of Birmingham will partner with the Lloyds Banking Group to offer students from lower household incomes a complete package of financial support, paid internships and the opportunity to develop their employability skills.
In order to apply to the Lloyds Scholars programme you must:
- be a UK resident or an EU student currently residing in the UK
- have a confirmed offer of a place to study at the University of Birmingham, having made the University your first-choice
- be commencing the first year of a full-time three or four year undergraduate degree in 2013/14
- have an assessed household income of less than £25,000
What does the Lloyds Scholars programme offer?
If you are successful in becoming a Lloyds Scholar, you will receive a full package of support, which will include:
- annual bursaries to help with living costs and study materials
- performance-related cash awards each year for good grades
- end of course excellence awards for top scholars when you graduate
- real, hands-on work experience on paid summer internships
- access to advice and support from a dedicated mentor
- training and development opportunities
What will be expected of me as a Lloyds Scholar?
In return for the many benefits of being a Lloyds Scholar, you will be expected to fulfil certain roles during your time at the University that will have a positive effect on both future students and the local community:
- Lloyds Scholars must complete at least 100 hours of volunteering in the community each year
- Lloyds Scholars must champion to programme to future applicants by offering advice and support
How many places are available and how can I apply?
Fifteen places are available for first year students at the University of Birmingham for the 2013/14 academic year. To be considered as a potential Lloyds Scholar you must complete a series of tests, including an online numeracy test, a telephone interview and, if you are successful, an Assessment Centre.