The Graduation Bursary
What is the Graduation Bursary?
The Graduation Bursary assists students who have faced a particular unexpected financial hardship during their final year. The Graduation Bursary covers robe hire and a photograph for those students for whom participating in their Graduation ceremony may be impossible without financial assistance. The value of the Graduation Bursary is shown below:
|Postgraduate Taught Students||£81|
|Postgraduate Research Students||£88|
Would I be Eligible?
To be eligible for the Graduation Bursary you must meet both the following criteria:
1. Have demonstrable financial hardship, which has been assessed and accepted by the Student Financial Support team via the Student Support Funds application process. Note: Student Support Funds are in place to support unexpected financial difficulty for example that has occurred due to a change in circumstance or other unexpected event that has resulted in a change in your income.
2. Have registered to attend a July Graduation ceremony by the published deadline. Note: You will be invited by the Graduation Team to register for July Graduation in early April 2020.
If you are experiencing an unexpected financial difficulty during this academic year then please contact the Student Financial Support team as soon as possible (you do not need to wait to register for graduation, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The team will then provide you with a Student Support Funds application form and associated guidance. Once you have completed and submitted the application form with supporting evidence, the team will make an assessment and decide if you are eligible for a Student Support Fund Award.
If you are made an award through the Student Support Fund and have registered (when invited to do so) to attend a July Graduation ceremony by the published deadline you will also automatically be awarded the additional Graduation Bursary.