Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for a NUSU Participation Bursary?
You can apply via the application form online. The closing date is 3rd November 2019 at 23:59
How much is a NUSU Participation Bursary?
The bursary awarded is a value of £200. This is awarded to eligible students to assist with access to extracurricular opportunities such as club and society membership, sports centre membership, kit, equipment, and travel.
What are the eligibility criteria?
The eligibility criteria, plus the evidence required to attach to your application are outlined here. Please note that if you have already applied for a bursary during the 2018/19 academic year, you cannot apply again.
Will I get awarded the Participation Bursary solely on the basis of my home postcode?
You can apply for the bursary solely on the basis of your home postcode and we will check if you come from an area with a low progression rate to university or a high level of financial, social or economic deprivation. However, please note that we prioritise the awarding of the bursary to applicants who meet more than one criterion. Nonetheless, please apply.
I received an Opportunity Scholarship letter whilst still living at home but have now moved to Newcastle, leaving it behind. What should I do?
You still need to submit a copy of this letter as evidence. If you do not have the physical copy with you, you can still access this online on your Student Finance account. It will be located under the 'Correspondence' section.
If successful, how and when will I receive a NUSU Participation Bursary?
You will receive the bursary as a cash refund in November 2019. If you are successful, we will get in touch and ask you to provide details of your bank account. The £200 will then be paid directly into your specified account.
I was unsuccessful in my application for a Participation Bursary but believe that I met the relevant criteria. What can I do?
Please see the appeals document here to check whether there is a valid reason for the unsuccessful application. If you still believe that you should have been eligible for a bursary please contact Rohit at firstname.lastname@example.org to start the appeals process.
Any other questions?
Contact Rohit, Widening Access Project Worker at email@example.com