Academic year 2019-20
In the current academic year 2019-20 we are supporting 13 young people spending over £22,000.
We are paying the Postgraduate Bursary of £3000 to three students undertaking their Masters programmes. Masters students are studying on a wide range of programmes: MA in Screenwriting; MA Drama and Therapy; and MSc Forensic Mental Health. We also supported a student with their childcare costs studying MA in Education. Increasingly our support is for postgraduate students.
We support two young people on undergraduate and postgraduate courses with travel costs and two others with learning resources such as books and software. We are also supporting a young person embarking on an Access to HE Law through distance learning. Another student is taking an Immigration and Asylum course.
We continue to support our student at the OU who is completing her penultimate year on her BA Hons Forensic Psychology. She continues to do brilliantly.
This year we have introduced a new scheme to give £100 book tokens to every Birmingham care leaver who was beginning a University degree for the first time. See in our news feed.