Academic Achievement Scholar Profiles

The 2015 Academic Achievement scholars have been enjoying the benefits of their award, read ​some of their profiles below to see how the award has made a difference to their university experience and how they are making best use of their Campus or Catering allowances.

 

Tilly Heal (School of Sport)    

Course Studied: BSc Sport and Exercise Science   

Campus or Catering Allowance? Campus

The award has really helped me with funding towards my accommodation. I have been able to print, photocopy and use library resources with it.

How has the award made a difference?
It has also given me an extra boost of confidence after receiving it, I felt although it has helped me to believe in my academic and sporting ability overall.

Victoria Coleman (School of Art & Design)

Course Studied: BA Textiles

Campus or Catering Allowance?- Campus

I have been able to use it for printing, and buying materials to work with, which I have found very helpful, especially studying an art subject and being able to buy products in the copy shop, plus I've been able to buy lunch with it.

How has the award made a difference?
I feel it’s easier when it comes to money on printing in comparison to others in my class.

Katie Rooke (School of Health Sciences)

Course Studied: BSc Speech and Language Therapy

Campus or Catering Allowance?- Campus

The award has helped to cover the cost of my food, it has also been useful for printing lecture notes.

How has the award made a difference?
I am able to manage my time better as I don’t need to prepare food for uni. It takes the pressure off the food side.

Jade Clark (School of Management)

Course Studied: BA Events Management

Campus or Catering Allowance?- Campus

It has really helped to save me money and time with my lunch, next term it will definitely help with having my rent paid.

How has the award made a difference?
It has given me confidence knowing that I achieved so highly and also allowed me more time to concentrate on my studies and have time to relax without having to use time to prepare food.

Lora Jones (School of Education)

Course Studied: BA Education Studies and Sport & Physical Activity

Campus or Catering Allowance?- Campus

The award has helped me with food at the canteen when there isn’t anything in the flat. I can pop in to the canteen for a quick sandwich if I am short on time.

How has the award made a difference?
The award has given me a positive mind-set about being able to cope at university.

Lois Lightfoot (School of Sport)

Course Studied: BSc Sport and Physical Education

Campus or Catering Allowance?- Campus

The £100 every few months is vey helpful, for instance printing ( as this is compulsory for some seminars)

How has the award made a difference?
The award paid for the accommodation in term 2 which made a big difference as my maintenance loan was not enough to pay accommodation and living costs. I feel the award has allowed me to think positively about my studies due to the extra financial support. My regular card payment supports my studies through allowing me to use services such as printing lecture notes and articles.

Ryan Samuel (School of Sport)

Course Studied: BSc SCRAM

Campus or Catering Allowance?- Catering

It has been very helpful as I’m a self-catered student, and I have been able to access the canteen for food using the money provided each month.

How has the award made a difference?
This has allowed me to save money each week on shopping and is less time consuming. Also the instalment which we will be receiving for accommodation will be great help for me! I am able to purchase the necessary books if needed, to help gain understanding of my topics.

Oisin Murphy (School of Sport)

Course Studied: BSc Sport Performance Analysis

Campus or Catering Allowance?- Catering

It is a lot easier to study when you’re not worrying about what to cook for dinner that night!

How has the award made a difference?
It eased the financial burden of the first year, in particular in regards to my accommodation.

Keira Evans (School of Art & Design)

Course Studied: BA Illustration

Campus or Catering Allowance?- Catering

It’s been really helpful money-wise, I save a lot more due to the food part and the rent. I’ve been able to spend this money on art supplies instead, helping my studies.

How has the award made a difference?
It’s been great for making sure I have enough money for art supplies for my course.

James Dhliwayo (School of Health Sciences)

Course Studied: BSc Environmental Health

Campus or Catering Allowance?- Catering

I have used the award to pay rent, food and reduce other living expenses.

How has the award made a difference?

The award has made a huge difference to my life at uni. I have managed to save money for other things such as books and educational trips which would have not been possible without the scholarship. I now have a peace of mind knowing that I'm financially stable to study well and succeed.

Ella Keal (School of Management)

Course studied: BA Events Management

Campus or Catering Allowance?- Catering

The award has helped a lot, it has allowed me to get a substantial lunch every day and more!

How has the award made a difference?
It will allow me to spend more on academic resources etc…