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University Education For The Creative Industries

What Uni? Student Choice Awards 2020

New Students Support Fund

Applications Open on 1st August 2023 at 9am.

Deadline:  Friday 29th September at 5pm 

Financial support to help with the challenges encountered when transitioning into higher education.

This fund is open for new students only. 

What can you apply for: 

  • Any costs incurred at the start of your degree course 
  • Equipment needed for your course 
  • Costs associated with moving into student accommodation 

Funding amount:

Up to £500, paid directly to you. 


  • fully enrolled at Futureworks 
  • self-declared as one or more of the declared underrepresented groups 
  • new enrolled students only (first time enrolled at Futureworks) 

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Applications will be reviewed & approved by the Access & Participation Steering Group panel. 

All applications will be anonymised prior to the panel review. In arriving at its decisions, the panel will use a points system with applicants receiving points for each underrepresented group of which they have self-declared. Applicants who fall into multiple categories will receive three points for each category. 

Applicants will be weighted according to their total scores, and they will be considered by the panel in order of weighting. In arriving at their decisions, the panel will judge the motivation and potential of the applicant through reference to their personal statement required as part of the application process. 

The panel will meet in the second week of October, and you will be informed of the outcome of your application the week commencing 16th October.  

Please do not assume that an application will be successful, nor anticipate any amount that may be received, as awards are discretionary and not guaranteed.