May 12 2015
May 12 2015
Students with outstanding A-Level results and those from non-traditional backgrounds could receive one of 50 scholarships worth £1000 if they enrol at Glyndŵr University in September.
The Wrexham institution has launched new excellence and widening access awards to help individuals who demonstrate strong potential.
Excellence Scholarships will be awarded in each of the university’s subject areas to applicants with the highest UCAS points tariff.
In line with its commitment to being an institution which is open to all, students who join Glyndŵr University from alternative routes that do not attract UCAS points could be eligible to receive the Widening Access Scholarship.
This will include, for example, those who are returning to study later in life with lower qualifications but a wealth of work experience, and parents who balance study with childcare.
All home and EU applicants who make the university their firm choice and commence study in 2015/16 without deferring will be considered for the grants.
The scholarship is a one-off £1000 payment which will be made during the first year of study once they’ve enrolled. Students can receive only one of the two scholarships.
Professor Graham Upton, Vice-Chancellor of Glyndŵr University, said: “We’re as passionate about rewarding and attracting the highest-achieving undergraduates as we are about providing opportunities for all through our extensive widening access programme.
“Our scholarship programme for 2015/16 recognises this in the best way possible. Glyndŵr University is already one of the most affordable places to study in the UK but with the cost of living rising nationally we hope that, irrespective of their route to higher education, the scholarship will help students financially through their first year of study.”
Qualifications achieved at A-Level count towards UCAS points, along with (for example) the Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish qualifications and the International Baccalaureate. Extra-curricular qualifications such as music, finance, arts and maths awarded by professional bodies and organisations can also be included if they are part of the UCAS Tariff.
A student’s overall application will be taken into account when awarding Widening Access Scholarships, taking into account references, personal statements and grades from qualifications such as Access to Higher Education Diplomas.
Other terms and conditions apply for both scholarships. You can view more information about the scholarships on offer and the eligible courses here.