How do I apply for a NUSU Participation Bursary?
You can apply via the application form online. The closing date is Friday 9th November 2018 at 9am.
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 2017/18 academic year, you cannot apply again.
I don’t receive an Opportunity Scholarship from the university, nor am I a care leaver, an estranged student, a young carer or in receipt of Personal Independence Payment due to a long-term health condition or disability. Can I still apply?
You can apply for the bursary on the basis of your home postcode, if you come from an area with a low progression rate to university or a high level of financial, social or economic deprivation.
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/December 2018. 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 Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org to start the appeals process.
Any other questions?
Contact Emily, Widening Access Project Worker at email@example.com