Latest round of bursaries at Waterfront UCS

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Bursary Winners Jordan Schofield and Jessica Hyland with Cllrs Carole Jones, and Dav

UCS Bursary, Bursary Winners Jordan Schofield and Jessica Hyland with Cllrs Carole Jones, and David Ellesmere and Student Recruitment and Marketing Manager Karen Hinton from UCS - Credit: Archant

Four more University Campus Suffolk students have been awarded a bursary from Ipswich Borough Council.

A total of 12 students have now benefitted from the scheme, which started in 2013 and is run in partnership with University Campus Suffolk (UCS).

It offers the annual non-refundable bursary to selected full and part-time students who meet the eligibility criteria.

The objective of the bursary is to support a maximum of four students in the first year, eight in the second and 12 in their third and final year.

Jordan Schofield, studying BSc (Hons) Bioscience, said: “The bursary will help me to afford travel to and from university, as well as books and other equipment for my studies. This money in the long term will hopefully aid me to find and explore different avenues of temporary work experience within the scientific field.”

Jessica Hyland, studying BA (Hons) Business Management with HR Management, added: “I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Ipswich Borough Council for awarding me the bursary. Coming to UCS is one of the best decisions that I have made giving me the chance to lead the way for my three year-old son and prove to him that anything is possible if you

put your mind to it. My experience at UCS has been nothing but positive giving me the opportunity to take part in all aspects as both a student ambassador and a course rep. The bursary I have received has helped me in buying a laptop in order to assist with my work and to purchase course textbooks that are required which otherwise I would not

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have been able to buy.”

The other students awarded bursaries are Mark Quinton (BA (Hons) Social Work), Andrew Robinson (BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Human Health), Lee Willcox(BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Human Health), Amada Markwell (BA (Hons) History), Vera Maia (BA (Hons) Event Management), James Quansah (FdSc Civil Engineering), Hannah Lyne (BA (Hons) Social Work), Karen Wicks (BSc (Hons) Criminology), Diahaura Castro (BSc (Hons) Nutrition

and Human Heath), and Callam Motton (BA (Hons) Computer Games Design).

Ipswich Borough Council leader David Ellesmere said: “”Our bursaries are having a positive effect on students’ lives and career opportunities. They are helping to raise skill levels in Ipswich - all of the recent recipients are the first people in their family ever to go to

university. They are also helping students stay at university - none of the students who have received a bursary from us has dropped out. We wish the new recipients every success.”

Karen Hinton, student recruitment and marketing manager for University Campus Suffolk (UCS) said:“The bursary from Ipswich Borough Council is offering a substantial support to these students in ensuring their success at UCS, and we are pleased that the Council are working with our students in this way.

Higher education can lead to excellent employment prospects and we hope that no prospective student is put off studying as a result of financial concerns. Information about the bursaries available at UCS is available on our website at www.ucs.ac.uk/finance “.

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