16th May 2000

 

£1,000 BURSARIES ON OFFER FOR MATURE STUDENTS

 

With Adult Learners Week just around the corner the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside has announced some excellent news for hard-up mature students.

 

Full-time students aged over 25 who sign up for a full-time undergraduate course at ULH in September can now apply for a £1,000 bursary to help cover the costs of travelling and childcare.

 

The bursaries have been made possible thanks to a special one-off grant of £161,000 which the university has received from HEFCE (the Higher Education Funding Council for England).

 

The bursaries will be made available to students on Income Support or other benefits, students with a partner whose household receives the Working Families Tax Credit and to students whose gross family income is below £10,000 per year.

 

“An important part of our mission is to encourage mature students and those from underprivileged backgrounds to study at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside,” commented ULH spokesman Jez Ashberry.

 

“These new bursaries will enable even more adult learners in Lincolnshire, Hull and the East Riding to fulfil their potential by returning to education at a time when they might have thought they’d missed their chance.”

 

Students aged over 25 who feel they may qualify for a bursary should contact the student revenue manager, Margaret Hill, on 01482 440550 ext 3251.

 

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Adult Learners Week runs from Saturday 20th until Friday 26th May 2000.

 

For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk