Bursary boost for two city students in Beds Uni

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TWO city students are set to receive a huge financial boost as they go to study at the University of Bedfordshire.

The University will double its support for the educational charity The Helena Kennedy Foundation this year and two students from the city will receive a bursary of £1500 from the charity to study a degree at the University’s School of Media, Art and Design.

They will also receive ongoing support, advice and guidance funded by the University.

Professor Les Ebdon, University of Bedfordshire Vice Chancellor, said: “We are delighted to be able to extend these scholarships to fund two students to study with us.

“The Helena Kennedy Foundation’s mission, to widen participation in higher education, fits perfectly with our own ethos of attracting more students from disadvantaged backgrounds.”

The bursaries support disadvantaged students who have successfully completed a programme of study at a Milton Keynes college and who progress to a higher education course at the University of Bedfordshire.

For more information on the bursaries visit the charity’s website at www.hkf.org.uk/awards.php.