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ABOUT UNIASITSHOULDBE

The UniAsItShouldBe scheme has been devised by the University of Bolton to provide students with up to £150 towards the cost of their books and other equipment.

#UniAsItShouldBe Award Undergraduates

#UniAsItShouldBe Award How to Video

#UniAsItShouldBe Award Masters and Postgraduates

#UniAsItShouldBe Award Undergraduates

This scheme is for all new full-time UK/EU/International students in their first year at the University of Bolton who commence an undergraduate/foundation degree from September 2019 onwards.

How is the Award Paid?

The University will award you up to £150 in each year of study for the normal duration of the course you have started during the 2019/20 academic year. To receive the full award you must complete each trigger as identified below by the end of the academic year it relates to. Please note that the triggers are subject to change and you would be notified by email if any triggers change once you are in receipt of the cashless bursary.

Additional Payments

Group Progression Scholarship:

To recognise that Bolton College, The UTC and Alliance Learning are part of the University of Bolton Group, the University will award any new student commencing a new full-time undergraduate degree in September 2020, with an additional Scholarship based on academic merit. Providing you have progressed directly from a member of the University of Bolton Group (UTC, Bolton College & Alliance Learning), this will be awarded to you during your first year of study as per below:

This award will be available in three separate tiers based on UCAS points earned during the 2019/20 academic year only, UCAS points earned in previous academic years will not count towards the required UCAS points:

Tier 1: £3000

The £3000 Scholarship will be available to students who have achieved 128 or more UCAS points during the 2019/20 academic year.

Tier 2: £2000

The £2000 Scholarship will be available to students who have achieved 112 or more UCAS points during the 2019/20 academic year.

Tier 3: £1000

The £1000 Scholarship will be available to anyone who has progressed directly from a member of the University of Bolton Group (UTC, Bolton College or Alliance Learning).

This award is paid to students in their first academic year at the University of Bolton only. This award will not be available in conjunction with any other awards from the University of Bolton. If you are in receipt of this award you will not be able to generate the additional £150 for the UniAsItShouldBe scheme in your first year of study. Students who receive one of the scholarships above will be able to earn the £150 in subsequent years providing they complete the necessary triggers. This award will be paid in the following way during eligible students first academic year:

50% of the award upon successful completion of Year 1 Trigger 1

25% of the award upon successful completion of Year 1 Trigger 2

25% of the award upon successful completion of Year 1 Trigger 3

Please be aware, you may be asked to provide evidence to prove you have progressed from a member of the University of Bolton Group.

For more information please visit: https://www.bolton.ac.uk/student-life/fees-and-funding/scholarships-and-bursaries/university-of-bolton-group-progression-scholarship

Bolton College Payment:

To recognise students that progress from Bolton College, the University will award any new student commencing a new full-time undergraduate/foundation degree from September 2020 onwards, with an additional £350, providing you have previously studied at Bolton College within the last five years. This will be awarded to you during your first year of study as per below:

This award will not be available in conjunction with the Group Progression Scholarship. If students have progressed directly from Bolton College they would receive the Group Progression Scholarship ahead of this award. This award will be paid 3 months after completing the full enrolment process, you will be asked to provide evidence of the fact that you have previously studied at Bolton College.

Please be aware you may be asked to provide evidence to prove you have previously studied at Bolton College.

Vice Chancellor's Scholarship:

To recognise those students, joining the University of Bolton in September 2020, who have excelled at A Level we are delighted to offer the Vice Chancellor's Scholarship. This award will be £850 upon enrolment for students who meet the eligibility criteria for the award, these criteria can be found here: https://www.bolton.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/feesfunding/scholarshipsandbursaries/vicechancellors-scholarship-2020-21/

This award is automatically assessed and paid so there is no application. If you are eligible based on the criteria stated then the funds will be paid in full, upon registration and enrolment, to your UniAsItShouldBe card.


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#UniAsItShouldBe Award Postgrad and Masters students; 2020/21 entrants

This scheme is for all new full-time UK/EU/International students at the University of Bolton who commence their first year of a postgraduate or masters course from September 2020.

Masters:

Students in receipt of the Game Changer Bursary will receive £600 at enrolment in UniAsItShouldBe funds. This is for students who embark on one of five specific Master's courses; MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation, MSc Data Analytics and Technologies, MSc Human Society (with specialism) ,MA Creative Practice (Specialism), MA/MSc Integrated Studies.

Students in receipt of the Bolton Masters Bursary will receive £500 at enrolment in UniAsItShouldBe funds and an additional £500 in UniAsItShouldBe funds when ⅓ of their fees have been paid. For students who join the University for a Master's programme in September 2020.

Postgrad:

Students in receipt of the Alumni Postgrad Bursary will receive £500 at enrolment in UniAsItShouldBe funds and an additional £500 in UniAsItShouldBe funds when ⅓ of their fees have been paid. For students who successfully graduated from the University in the summer of 2020 and progress directly onto a Master's degree or PhD at the University in September 2020.