Bursaries

GREat Skills Scholarship

We’re all about GREat Skills! If students participate in our outreach activities before joining us at the university, they could be eligible for a scholarship worth £2,000.

We want to reward students from the schools and colleges we work with who prepare well for university by developing their independent learning and study skills before they start with us.

If students participate in a minimum of 5 of our outreach activities during their A Level/Level 3 studies and will be joining us for their undergraduate studies in September 2024, they may be eligible for a substantial cash scholarship of £2,000.

This will be paid to students in three instalments during their first year.

Eligibility Criteria

Students will need to meet the following criteria to be eligible for the GREat Skills Scholarship:

  • Students will need to be studying at one of our targeted schools and colleges and must be nominated by a member of staff.
  • Students need to be studying level 3 qualifications (A level, BTEC Level 3, T Levels, Access, IB or any other Level 3 qualifications) which hold UCAS points and will be receiving their final results in the Summer 2024.
  • Students need to have received an offer to study a full-time undergraduate course (including extended programmes) at our Greenwich, Avery Hill or Medway Campus (excluding the Medway School of Pharmacy), which commences in September 2024.
  • Students will be a new full-time undergraduate, paying the maximum tuition fee of £9,250
  • Students need to have participated in a minimum of 5 of our outreach activities, of which 3 must be physical/in-person and 3 must be from GREat Skills/Big Ideas as main attendance. Other interactions can include:

Outreach Activity

Is this activity included in the Scholarship?

How many times can this type of activity count towards scholarship attendance

Why go to Uni Assembly

Yes

1

University Toolkit Workshop

Yes

No max

GREat Skills Workshops

(Includes workshops delivered as part of a GREat Skills Learning Day)

Yes

No max, but minimum participation of 3 workshops is required, or

2 plus 1 Big Ideas workshop

On Campus Subject Taster Days

Yes

No max

Big Ideas

(Includes Big Ideas workshops in school/college and Big Ideas on campus events)

Yes

No max

Subject TalkYes1

Physical Open Day

Yes

1

Physical Offer Holder Event

Yes

1

Subject Twilight Lectures (online & hybrid)

Yes

1

STAART Events (online, hybrid & in-person)

Yes

1

Careers in Sport Events (CACT)

Yes

1

Online Independent Learners’ Toolkit

Yes

1

Other online webinars (not including GREat Skills, Subject Twilight lectures or STAART Events)

No

N/A

HE Fairs

No

N/A

UCAS Fairs

No

N/A

Pre-recorded webinar resourcesNoN/A

How to Apply

Applications for 2024/25 closed at 4pm on the 3rd of June 2024.

Please note, that where we receive a large number of scholarship nominations, priority will be given to submissions from those within underrepresented backgrounds, e.g. POLAR 4 Q1 and IMD Q1 (areas with the lowest proportion of young people who participate in higher education). We reserve the right to change this criteria subject to guidance from the OfS. A committee will review all applications and award scholarships on merit.

We aim to make our decision by 6 June 2024.

See our general terms and conditions.

Questions?

If you would like further details about this bursary, please contact:

We have more scholarships and bursaries available. See a full list.

As a current student in school or college, if you are interested and eligible for the GREat Skills Scholarship, please inform your school or college teacher/careers advisor, so they can support you with this nomination process.