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Study Life Award Questions

​I believe I live in a low participation area in Higher Education but Cardiff Met’s Low Participation Neighbourhood Eligibility Checker does not confirm this. Am I eligible for the Study Life award?

I am afraid that if your postcode is not identified by our Participation Neighbourhood Eligibility Checker as a designated low participation area then you will not be eligible for the award. We are reliant on external agencies in updating this data and this data is subject to change. Postcodes are categorised currently according to the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD) 2019, the POLAR4 Young, and Adult HE 2011 coding systems. Data was provided by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) in May 2022. 

​​I am already studying at Cardiff Met. Will I be considered for the Study Life award?

Currently, only new undergraduate students are automatically assessed for the bursary. For full terms and conditions of the award please visit our Study Life webpage. If you are a current Cardiff Met student and are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact our student advisory service on financeadvice@cardiffmet.ac.uk for advice. 

​What do I do once I have received confirmation that I will receive the award?

Once the bursaries have been allocated and communicated to students (no later than 30th September), you will be contacted by studylife@cardiffmet.ac.uk with the details of your award package. Payment and provision of the individual award elements can only be activated once you have successfully enrolled onto your full-time degree course, and once your course has started. If none of the component elements of the Study Life bursary have been activated by the 1st December 2023, the bursary offer will be rescinded and re-allocated to another student.

​Will I need to re-apply for the award each year?

Your eligibility for the Study Life award will be assessed each academic year against the terms and conditions and you will be emailed each year that you qualify for the scheme. Payment of the Study Life award in those years subsequent to the initial year of attendance is subject to successful progression onto the next numerical year of study (e.g. from 0FT09 to 1FT09) and meeting of the eligibility criteria year on year. 


​I am receiving the Study Life award and will be continuing my studies into a fourth year. Do I still get the award?

Students from foundation level to fourth year will be considered for the bursary. A fourth year is permitted for those starting on a foundation year or studying a four-year course. Students on a course that includes a placement year will not receive the bursary during that placement. The award does not cover any resits unless there are full mitigating circumstances.


I am re sitting my first year and not progressing. Will I still be able to receive the award?

I am afraid that the Study Life award is not allocated without progression, unless there are full mitigating circumstances, so if you have to re sit any year you will not be entitled to receive the award for that year. Payment of the Study Life award is subject to successful progression onto the next numerical year of study (e.g. from 0FT09 to 1FT09) and meeting of the eligibility criteria year on year. 

Information on mitigating circumstances can be found in the Cardiff Met Academic Handbook. If you have any queries, please contact the Bursary and Scholarships Officer on scholarship@cardiffmet.ac.uk