We are offering students entering the University in 2014 a departmental support
package to help you get started in your first year. This award is available to all
UK/EU full time undergraduate students in participating departments who choose the
University of Essex as their firm choice with UCAS by 26 June 2014.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible, you must meet all of the following conditions:
- Be eligible for home or EU fees
- Be in your first year of study for a full-time undergraduate
degree course* at the start of the award
- Have received an offer of admission for entry to one of the departments
participating in this scheme (as published on our website) for 2014 Have
selected the University of Essex as your first choice or conditional firm
with UCAS by 26 June 2014
- Have confirmed your place at the University of Essex by end of September 2014
- Have registered at the University of Essex for first enrolment in 2014-15
* Courses leading to the award of a Diploma of Higher Education, Foundation Degree,
Bachelors Degree, Integrated Masters (four years)
Students not eligible
The following students are not eligible for this award regardless
of meeting the above criteria:
- Students funded by the NHS
- Students directly continuing from one course to another (eg from Foundation year)
- Students transferring in to the first or second year from another UK Higher
- Students with direct entry into the second year
How to apply
Provided you meet the eligibility criteria above, you will automatically qualify for this
award and we will contact you with further information once your place has been confirmed with
the University in the summer. There is no requirement to complete an application form.
How you will be notified
After the deadline has passed, you will be notified via email to confirm you are a recipient
of this award. Subsequent to this, you will receive a further email in September providing you
with details of how you can claim your reward. Please note, we will be contacting you
using the email address you have registered with the University of Essex. If this email
account is invalid, please contact the Admissions Team to update your details on our system.
What happens if you intermit
If you choose to intermit during your course, there is no requirement to return the rewards
of this scholarship (eg textbooks) but you should notify us
What happens if I withdraw from my course?
If you do not register with us in October 2014 you will not be entitled to receive anything
under this award. If you withdraw from your studies or are required to withdraw before the end of
your first year you will be asked to return the textbooks and any remaining credit or vouchers to
the department. These will be recycled within the University for the use of other students.
Can I hold this with other awards?
This Scholarship may be held in conjunction with other University awards. For example you can
also receive the Academic Excellence Scholarship if you are eligible for this.
How will I receive my award offerings?
The materials in relation to this award will be purchased in advance of your arrival at the
University of Essex and distributed to all eligible students once registered at the University of
Essex. The collection of your reward will take place during Welcome Week. On collection, you will be
required to produce your student identification card and provide a signature as confirmation that you
have collected your items. Further details regarding how you can redeem your award will be sent by
email in September.
Acceptance of the bursary constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions. Registered students
should contact our Conversion Officer, Natasha Winsor (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the first instance for
guidance regarding this award. In cases not covered by the above terms and conditions, or where a
student claims exceptional circumstances, or disputes a decision not to make payments due under a
scholarship or bursary, final appeals on decisions regarding eligibility must be made via the Student
Complaints process. The Academic Registrar or his/her nominee will review the case and his/her decision
will be final.
Your scholarship will be terminated if you cease to be registered as a student with the University,
or for good cause at the discretion of the Dean of the student’s Faculty, or his/her nominee for this purpose.
Promotion and use of data
By accepting the scholarship, recipients are giving the University permission to use their details
for promotional purposes and may be asked to provide a case study which may be used in University
publications or on the website.
What if I change course?
If you decide to change your course, you will be eligible for the scholarship offered by
your new department subject to meeting the conditions stated above. Your previous award will
then become void and you will only be entitled to the items related to your new course. If
you have collected any items from your previous department’s award, these will need to be
returned to the University before you can redeem the benefits of your new department’s award.
In addition, you must change your course no later than Friday 10 October 2014.
The collection of this scholarship is subject to a strict deadline. If you have not
collected your items by Friday 12 December 2014, the items will be retained by the
Communications and External Relations Section.
NOTE: These terms and conditions apply to 50th Anniversary Scholarships awarded to
students first enrolling with the University in the academic year 2014-15. The University of Essex reserves the right to update these terms and conditions as necessary.