Birmingham Lloyds Scholarship programme 2014

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.

Birmingham Chamberlain Bursary 2014

Chamberlain Bursary 2013/14

Bursary

Please note that the information below relates to the 2013/14 academic year. Details of the 2014/15 scheme will be released in due course.

If your household income is below £36,000, you will be entitled to additional financial support from the University in the form of a Chamberlain Bursary. Please note that this page provides details on the arrangements for the 2013/14 academic year.

Am I eligible for a Chamberlain Bursary?

In order to be eligible you must:

  • be a UK-resident student undertaking a first undergraduate degree in September 2013;
  • be liable for the full standard undergraduate fee (£9,000);
  • not be on an NHS-funded programme;
  • not be on an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programme;
  • not be progressing from a foundation degree;
  • not be transferring from another institution;
  • have a household income of £36,000 or less (as verified by the relevant Student Loans Company agency);

The Chamberlain Bursary will be subject to annual reassessment to determine eligibility.

What does the Chamberlain Bursary offer?

At Birmingham we recognise the importance of the full residential experience and therefore if you are from a priority group you will receive an accommodation discount up to the value of £4,750 if you choose to live in University-owned properties and complete an application form by the University deadline of 31 May 2013.

Please note: The application deadline for priority group students wishing to reside in University accommodation has now passed. If you have missed this deadline you will now be assessed on your household income.

If you do not fall into a priority group but have an assessed household income below £36,000, you will receive support in the form of a cash bursary (an additional £2,000 fee reduction is available for students with a household income of less than £16,190).

Please note that EU students will only be able to claim this award as a fee reduction.

If you are in receipt of a Chamberlain Bursary for your year of entry, you may also qualify for an award from your School or College depending on your choice of subject.

Am I in a priority group?

Priority for a Chamberlain Bursary will be offered to:

  • care leavers
  • independent students who are in receipt of selected state benefits*
  • students whose parents/carers are in receipt of selected state benefits*

* Benefits include Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Child Tax Credit (without Working Tax Credit), Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit or Support under Part VI of the
Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

How do I apply?

If you do not fall into a priority group, you will not need to make an application. Provided you have consented to share your information on your Student Finance application we will assess you automatically based on your household income and will send an award notification letter to your home address.

The application deadline for priority group students wishing to reside in University accommodation was 31 May 2013; unfortunately we cannot accept any further applications beyond this date. If you have missed this deadline you will now be assessed based on your household income.

When will I be paid?

If you qualify for the cash bursary, payment will be made in two equal instalments, one on 31 January and one on 2 May 2014. Payment will be made directly into the bank account you have nominated for your Maintenance Loan or Grant.

If you qualify for either a tuition/accommodation fee reduction, instructions will be included in your award letter.

What will I receive in subsequent years?

Eligible students will continue to receive their award (subject to annual reassessment of entitlement).

Birmingham Music Scholarship 2014

Music Scholarship

Scholarship

Birmingham’s musical heritage reaches back to our first Professor of Music, Edward Elgar. Today, both the new Bramall Music Building and the Barber Institute host regular public performances from our two orchestras, choirs, bands and other music ensembles. In recognition of this legacy, the University of Birmingham will be offering 36 new Music Scholarships to new undergraduates in September 2013.

Am I eligible to apply?

In order to be considered for a scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be a UK or EU student liable for the full standard undergraduate fee (£9,000).
  • You must have an offer of a place on a full-time undergraduate programme (other than a programme offered by the Department of Music) at the University of Birmingham, starting in September 2013.
  • You must have achieved grade 8 in instrumental or vocal studies.

What does the scholarship offer?

Each  scholarship  will offer a £1,000 cash award which will be tenable for three years, subject to satisfactory academic progression at a 2:1 standard.

How can I apply?

This scheme is now closed for the 2013/14 academic year. Applications will reopen for 2014/15 in October.

Selection of these awards will be based on the standard of grade 8 qualification and academic potential. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of following confirmation of A Levels results in August. Successful applicants are encouraged to perform in at least one ensemble and/or chamber ensemble organised by the University Music Society and Department of Music.

Manchester Law School Scholarship 2014

Manchester Law School Scholarships – LPC
Manchester Metropolitan University

Value per annum :
30% of fees covered per year for 1 year only £3000
Duration
1 Academic years
Number of award(s)
3
Subject area
Law
Qualifying details
1.Applications must be received by MMU before 4pm on 21st June 2013.
2.All applications must be submitted by email or post to the following relevant address: lawscholarships@mmu.ac.uk, marked LPC Scholarship application, or LPC Administrator Legal Practice Course Scholarship Application Manchester Law School Manchester Metropolitan University Sandra Burslem Building Lower Ormond Street Manchester M15 6HB
3.The 50% off tuition fees for the MMU Graduate Diploma in Law, the £3000 Legal Practice Course Scholarship or the £4000 Bar Professional Training Course Scholarship will be split and offset equally against each instalment of course fees for the academic year 2013/2014 in the case of full time and 2013/2015 in the case of part time.
4.No cash alternative is available.
Scholarships are not transferable to another individual or academic year.
If a successful candidate does not take up their place on the course, the scholarship will be lost.
5. MMU is unable to acknowledge individual entries. The decision of the judging panel is final and individual correspondence regarding the decision will not be entered into. MMU is unable to return application entries after a decision has been made. Reasons or feedback for not being awarded a scholarship will not be provided as resources do not permit.
6. Successful entrants must be willing to participate in any further promotional activity required by MMU.
7. Scholarship submissions must be the entrants’ own work.
8. Existing MMU Graduate Diploma in Law students are eligible to submit an entry for MMU Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course Scholarships.
9. Candidates who have secured full financial sponsorship for the Graduate Diploma in Law, Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course are not eligible to participate. Entrants who subsequently obtain financial sponsorship will not be eligible. For candidates who obtain partial financial sponsorship for the Graduate Diploma in Law, Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course, the value of any scholarship award will be reduced to the value of fees remaining due. Candidates are obliged to inform MMU if they are in receipt of funding, for any of the courses, from elsewhere.
10. MMU employees and their immediate families or anyone connected to the judging panel are not eligible to submit an entry.
11. These Terms and Conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and any matters relating to these Terms and Conditions will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales. Judging Criteria Presentation and content on the application form / at interview Academic performance Appropriate experience Achievements and interests English language fluency Entries will be judged by a MMU panel, comprising MMU legal professionals.
This award is applicable to the following countries:
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