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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 Payment

Bolton College:

To recognise that Bolton College is part of the University Group, the University will award additional funding to any new student progressing from Bolton College onto a new full-time undergraduate/foundation degree from September 2020 onwards. 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:

If you directly progress from Bolton College your award is dependent on the number of UCAS points you achieved:

  • 128+ UCAS Points: Trigger 1 = £1500, Trigger 2 = £750, Trigger 3 = £750
  • 112+ UCAS Points: Trigger 1 = £1000, Trigger 2 = £500, Trigger 3 = £500
  • >112 UCAS Points: Trigger 1 = £500, Trigger 2 = £250, Trigger 3 = £250

*Update 08/09/2020* A message from The University of Bolton Student Services and Funding Team:
"Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we have been unable to set up the infrastructure we had planned in order to provide these funds in the way we had initially hoped. We are at present having to wait until Admissions are able to circulate a list of eligible students before we can push payments through for the Group Progression Scholarship. They have advised us that this will be after the enrolment period."

If you are progressing from Bolton College within the last 2-5 years you will receive a one-off payment of £350 within 3 months of enrolment. You will then also be eligible for the standard £150 UniAsItShouldBe Trigger payments.

Non-Bolton College:

If you have achieved 128+ UCAS points you will receive a one-off payment of £850 at enrolment as part of the Vice Chancellors Scholarship. You will then also be eligible for the standard £150 UniAsItShouldBe Trigger payments.

Please go to: https://www.johnsmith.co.uk/bolton/uniasitshouldbe-faqs for more information.

Here's a how-to video:

#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.