Lady Mary Bursary for Young Adult Carers

Award of up to £1,500

The financial support for Young Adult Carers is in addition to any other bursaries and scholarships for which students may be eligible.

This bursary has been introduced in recognition of Professor Lady Mary Fagan's immense contribution as the first Chancellor of the University. Lady Mary has been unwavering in her support ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to pursue Higher Education at University, regardless of their background.

As part of our Access and Participation Plan, the University awards eligible full-time undergraduate UK, EU* and Channel Island students a bursary of £500 in each year of study.

The bursary will be awarded to Young Adult Carers between the ages of 18 and 25 who look after a relative or friend, of any age, due to disability, chronic/terminal illness, mental health problem or an alcohol or drug addiction/dependency. It is recognised that they may face different issues to other carers and maybe looking at moving out of home, going into Higher Education or juggling working lives with continuing to be a carer.

To apply, please complete the Lady Mary Bursary Application Form. Successful applicants will receive their award in two equal instalments in each semester.

*EU students who qualify for full financial support through Student Finance England