Log in

Scholarships improvement

Due to a change in University policy, brought on by lobbying from the Students' Union, students will be able to claim both the Sussex Excellence Scholarship and First Generation Scholars' grant from September 2015.

Originally students would have to choose between the two grant schemes, meaning that some students from disadvantaged backgrounds were not able to make full use of the support available.

The Sussex Excellence Scholarship is a merit-based award recognising, and rewarding, undergraduate students who achieve at the highest level at A Level, BTEC or International Baccalaureate (plus other qualifications added in 2015.)

The Sussex Excellence Scholarship is worth £3,000 in your first year of study:

  • £1,000 cash award and £2,000 rent reduction if you are living in University-managed accommodation
  • or £1,000 cash award and £2,000 fee waiver if you are not living in University-managed accommodation

The First Generation Scholars Scheme is the scholarship scheme for students on the £9000 fee regime.

For first year students the financial support element of the scheme consists of a £2000 fee waiver or a £2000 University accommodation rent waiver, plus an additional £1000 scholarship paid directly to your bank account.

Continuing students receive the £1000 scholarship for each subsequent full year of academic study providing you still meet the eligibility criteria during that year.

Integrated master's students at Stage 4 will receive £3000 from 2015 onwards.

Rianna said:

I am extremely pleased that the University has agreed to allow students to get financial support from both of these schemes simultaneously. This means that students from disadvantaged backgrounds will have even more of a reason to come to university, and will have even more financial aid whilst here, alleviating money worries and allowing them to focus on their studies.
 

 

 

Contact us

Got a comment/criticism about anything discussed in this article? Let us know on our social media channels!

facebook.com/thestudentsunion

twitter.com/ussu

Related news

 
Nominations for spring elected positions are now open!

Fri 14 Dec 2018

Nominate yourself for Full and Part-Time Officer roles, NUS Delegate and Student Trustee positions until 9am on the 11th of February!

 
 
Autumn Officer Reports

Mon 03 Dec 2018

Since the start of term, your elected Officers have been working towards progressing on their priorities and manifesto points.

Here is a summary of what each Officer has been getting up to!

 
Autumn referenda results announced!

Fri 30 Nov 2018

This week, students have cast their votes to influence the work that the Students’ Union does through our Autumn referendum.

 
Your feedback in The Loop is creating change!

Mon 26 Nov 2018

Following the introduction of The Loop, departments are now able to read student feedback and take these on board with the hopes of introducing some improvements

 
 

This list is automatically generated

View all news »