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UEL Progress Bursary of £1,100

What is the UEL Progress Bursary?

The UEL Progress Bursary helps our full-time and part-time Home (UK/EU) undergraduate students with the financial aspects of studying – by providing funds to spend on study-related expenses.

The bursary is worth up to £1,100 over the course of your studies. There is no catch; this is your reward for progressing and you do not have to give this money back.

If you are a full-time student and have successfully completed your first semester and progressed into your second, UEL will give you

  • £500 in year 1, and
  • £300 in years 2 and 3

If you are a part-time student, starting after September 2012 you will receive £50 for each module you study, up to a maximum of £1,100.

Who is eligible for the UEL Progress Bursary?

All undergraduate students are eligible for the UEL Progress Bursary.  This includes full-time and part-time students, Home/EU students.  Distance learning students are not eligible to receive the Progress Bursary.

How do I qualify for my UEL Progress Bursary?

In order to qualify for your UEL Progress Bursary you must:

  • submit, by deadline, all pieces of coursework or assignments for each of the modules you are required to study in your first semester and attend all exams (Semester A if you started in September or Semester B if you started in February)
  • have a good attendance record
  • continue from your first semester into your second semester
  • not breach UEL regulations; in particular all pieces of assessment must be your own work.

When will I receive my UEL Progress Bursary?

If you are a full-time student you will receive the Progress Bursary at the start of your second semester.  You will have been awarded the Progress Bursary automatically if you successfully completed your first semester and progressed into your second semester. Log on to your UEL Progress Bursary account through UEL Direct to check.

If you are a part-time student you will receive your first £50 at the start of your second module.  For example if you start in September 2012 you will receive your first bursary payment (subject to meeting the criteria) in February 2013 and then again after completing Semester B modules in October 2013, etc.

How do I receive my UEL Progress Bursary?

You will receive a Bursary Card at the start of your studies.  Your Progress Bursary funds will be deposited on to your card and you then use the card to make purchases in John Smiths stores and online.  Find out more about how the UEL Bursary Card works.

What can I spend my UEL Progress Bursary on?

You can spend your UEL Progress Bursary on a range of study-related items, such as:

  • Books and e-books
  • Campus accommodation
  • Stationery
  • Field trips
  • Laptops and tablets
  • Children’s Garden nursery fees
  • Apple laptops and desktops
  • Studio and lab costs
  • Software and IT products
  • Products for ADI students (please see your tutor for further information)
  • Cameras and specialist accessories
  • Art materials and sewing machines
  • Fabpad (printing materials)
  • Oyster Card top-up
  • Sports Dock Membership
  • Short courses (ECDL, Prince2)

For the full terms and conditions see our Progress Bursary Policy.

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