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Brunel University PGCE Access Scholarship: Terms and Conditions 2016/17

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) scholarships are now attainable for 2016/17 session at Brunel University, London in England, UK.

This Scholarship solely is obtainable to regular students and can only be awarded once for the period of the course.

The scholarship would be a £2,500 fee waiver.
Up to twenty scholarships are allotted in mid-August to people who meet the subsequent eligibility criteria:

  • Must have firmly accepted an unconditional offer on a full-time PGCert in Education course.
  • Must meet a minimum of one amongst the following underrepresented criteria:
  • from a low participation neighbourhood aged 25 or over
  • disability (including dyslexia)
  • Must be ordinarily resident in England (i.e. excludes those living in Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland or EU, Overseas Territories, Gibraltar etc).

Where additional applicants meet the standards than there are scholarships available, the amount of points scored from the under-represented criteria met are taken into thought. [See section four in these Terms and Conditions for details of points allotted to every under-represented criterion.]

1. Eligibility

a. Those not eligible for this Scholarship
Students who pay overseas or Island fees.
Students who have created Brunel their Firm choice in Clearing or Adjustment.
Students who transfer from another institution.

b. Eligibility Definitions
Disabled: Those who declare a disability on their UCAS application and this has been verified by the University’s disability and dyslexia or learning disorder Service.

Mature: Those who are a minimum of 21 years of age at the beginning of their course, except PGCE where mature applicants must be a minimum of 25

Low participation neighbourhoods: Postcodes classified as ‘1’ by HESA – “those wards with the lowest participation”. For any info, see the HESA website www.hesa.ac.uk

c. Proof of Eligibility
Data are collected from the UCAS/UTT application forms for data on disability, age and low participation neighbourhoods.
Evidence of Disabled Students Allowance is needed before any payment may be made to those awarded a scholarship/bursary on the basis of a disability.

2. Allocation


2.1 Eligibility criteria are reviewed annually.
2.2 Scholarships/bursaries are awarded to people who meet the eligibility criteria at the time of allocation.
2.3 Students are considered for scholarships/bursaries using the data provided at the time of their application solely and can’t be considered should their circumstances change during the course of their studies. Scholarships/bursaries can not be backdated.
2.4 All successful students are informed by email or letter at the start of September.
2.5 PGCE Access are going to be awarded in August, following receipt of A-Level and degree results
2.6 Foundation year students are considered for a scholarship/bursaries following successful completion of their foundation year.
2.7 deferred applicants are considered for a scholarship/bursary within the year they begin their course and not in the year of their course application.
2.8 the choice of the allocation panel is final. The University won’t settle for any appeals in respect of the choices created by the Panel.

3. Payment

The tuition fee is going to be reduced by £2,500.
Where a student has applied for a tuition fee loan from the student Loan Company, they’ll be notified of the schooling fee waiver(s) in September.
3.1 Condition of Fee waiver Application
A fee waiver can solely be applied providing the student is registered at the University on a PGCE course.

4. General Terms and Conditions

Weightings given to every of the under-represented criteria are as follows:
Care leaver – 16
Low participation neighbourhoods – 14
Mature (Undergraduate – over 21) – 12
Mature (PGCE Access – over 25) – 11
Low income – 10
Local school – 8
Disability – 6
Low socio-economic cluster – 2
Parents with no HE qualification – 1

5. Withdrawal of a Scholarship/Bursary

5.1 The University reserves the right to withdraw a scholarship/bursary from anyone who is found to have misled the University regarding any aspect of their eligibility and to seek reimbursement of any monies already paid by appropriate methods.

5.2 If a student changes to a different programme or to a different mode of study, their eligibility for a scholarship/bursary are going to be reviewed and also the scholarship/bursary may be withdrawn e.g. to a course of which there’s NHS funding.

5.3 Fee waivers applied at the beginning of an academic year as part/all of a scholarship/bursary entitlement won’t be amended once the fee waiver has been processed. Any tuition fee liability remaining after fee waivers are applied would thus be calculated in accordance with Student financial o monetary Policy.

5.4 Periods of temporary withdrawal that lead to repeat or extended periods of study aren’t supported by extra scholarship/bursary payments. Scholarship/bursary entitlement is for the most duration of every award and entitlement isn’t extended if overall course period alters.

5.5 should a student be suspended for any reason, scholarship/bursary payments would be withdrawn and consideration of reinstatement are dependent on the disciplinary outcome.

5.6 Students who begin their studies and alter a course that involves starting once more at level one won’t usually be eligible for scholarship/bursary consideration against the new course.
Any queries concerning these terms and conditions should be addressed to the Admissions workplace by emailing: scholarships@brunel.ac.uk


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