More than 3600 lower income students receive UWE bursary

Issue date: 26 March 2009


University of the West of England More than 3600 students from lower income and other under-represented groups received a bursary or scholarship in 2007-08, according to a report published on Thursday 26 March by the Office for Fair Access(OFFA).

In its second monitoring report, OFFA finds that UWE spent £4 million on UK bursaries and scholarships for students from lower income and other under-represented groups in 2007-08 – the second year of the new student finance regime. All of this £4 million was spent to support some 3600 students of the lower income students.

Students starting their degree in 2009 will receive a bursary of £1,000 a year if they have a household income of less than £25,000.

Further 2009 bursary information can be found at:MoneyMatters

In total, UWE spent just over £5.1m on bursaries and additional outreach work into schools and communities in 2007-08. This is the largest amount spent on bursaries and scholarships among all universities in the South West and one of the largest in the country. The amount represents about a third of the additional income UWE receives from charging the standard higher fees introduced by universities in 2006.

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