Talent Scholarships

The University is to make available 50 undergraduate Talent Scholarships each of £1,000 p.a. payable annually and starting in 2007-08. These will be allocated to UK-based students who have significant academic potential and are most in need of financial support.

Policy and Guidelines

The Talent Scholarships are scholarships which, from 2007-08, are being introduced to support academically talented students for whom the idea of accepting a University place is attended by the prospect of financial difficulty. The Scholarships address the Learning & Teaching Strategy objective to “increase the number of applications from talented individuals from under-represented groupings.” Each scholarship is valued at £1,000 payable annually, subject to satisfactory academic progress. While the Scholarships are available only to UK-based students, other funding sources will ensure that their introduction will not disadvantage overseas students.

A successful applicant for a Talent Scholarship must:

  • demonstrate strong academic attainment;
  • be UK domiciled and classified as a 'Home' student for fee purposes;
  • intend to commence his or her first full-time undergraduate degree programme;
  • demonstrate that he or she is experiencing financial hardship.

Applications will be screened in the first instance by the Recruitment Admission and Participation Service, and a Talent Scholarships Panel will determine the allocation of awards.

URL: Statement of funding sources and of the allocation criteria

For the Attention of

Staff engaged in recruitment particularly in the context of widening participation. This will be of special interest to staff in those faculties which are required to increase intake numbers in line with the Widening Participation Key Performance Indicator.

Approval and Amendments

Date effective: Immediate
Noted by: EdPSC, 7 November 2007
Approved by: Senate, 29 November 2007