To be eligible for consideration, candidates must:
- Have applied to study (and subsequently enrol) on a full-time undergraduate course with a tuition fee of £6000 p.a. or more.
- Have firmly accepted a conditional or unconditional offer of a place at the University of Wolverhampton by July 2017; and
- Be a person with deafness/hearing loss or other hearing impairment and eligible for support via the Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) which has been declared to the University prior to enrolment. (If necessary, this criterion may be reviewed in the light of the detailed Government changes to DSA eligibility expected to be developed shortly).
- Be a Care Leaver which must be declared to the University prior to enrolment. [A care leaver is someone who has previously lived with foster parents, in a children’s home, orphanage, or sheltered accommodation. The Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 defines a care leaver as someone who has been in the care of the Local Authority for a period of 13 weeks or more spanning their 16th birthday]. For more information on support available see www.wlv.ac.uk/care.
How it works
The Access Bursary takes the form of a £2000 cash payment in the first year of study only, paid in two instalments during the student’s first year of study.
Please note: Students on NHS-funded courses or those who have previous University-level study are not eligible for this award.