Date of release: Tuesday, June 23, 2015


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Have you ever been approached by your University lecturer and have him/her put a £1000 cheque in your hand? No? Thought not!

Last year five students from the University of Greenwich had the opportunity to receive money from their university, rather than handing out the tuition fees. Each student was awarded a bursarship from the Direct Marketing Foundation (DMF).

Studying a BA Hons Advertising and Marketing Communications programme, five of highest achieving students received the bursaries from lecturers Matt Housden and Nicholas Wilde. The marketing department applied onto the DMF scheme, opening up this opportunity for University of Greenwich students.

The DMF was established to generate benefits for the Direct Marketing industry. The main function of the foundation is to raise and distribute funds in support projects and activities which contribute to the future growth of the direct marketing sector.

Sophie Parker, one of the five winners from University of Greenwich said: "The University is very supportive and things like this bursary are like bonuses, giving extra support." University of Greenwich create competitive opportunities for students and this comes from a strong employability focus. The university even has a tailored employability team available to support all students looking for work during or after their time as a student.

In the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) unemployment fell by 102,000 to 1,86 million. With a further fall predicted in months ahead, does this mean fewer jobs will become available for graduates? Perhaps so, this emphasises the importance of finding a way to stand out from the competition.

Being rewarded a bursary while at university is a great way to make your CV stand out from the crowd. The University of Greenwich invites its students to fulfil their potential, even finding ways to support them financially.

To find out more about the University of Greenwich marketing programmes which are ranked 2nd best in London for study satisfaction click here.