Jane Matthews (not her real name) is a retired teacher who came to Stoke-on-Trent in 1960 and never left. Since 2014 she has generously donated £3000 annually to support Staffordshire University students studying the PGCE course from lower income households.
The PGCE Bursary comprises six awards of £500 each. The bursary aims to assist PGCE students with the growing costs of resources whilst training to become a teacher.
Funding is available to students who meet the following criteria:
- Be studying a non-funded PGCE
- Have household income of under £30,000
The bursary will be paid in one directly to the provided bank account.
Students must be actively engaged in their studies, with failure to do this resulting in the removal of the bursary.
Students must also be willing to be involved in University publicity campaigns e.g., social media, web, news articles, and magazines if required.
How to apply
To apply students must complete the online application form, and within the personal statement section outline how the £500 will support you throughout your PGCE year and share your ambitions and achievement goals.
Bursary payment exemptions
- The University will conduct a review of a student’s bursary if progress or performance in their studies is deemed to be unsatisfactory without an appropriate reason for this.
- If the scholar ceases to no longer be a registered student at the University or they take up full-time employment whilst in receipt of the bursary, no further payments will occur.
- The University has the right to withdraw an award from anyone who is found to have misled the institution about any aspect of their eligibility and to seek repayment of any monies already paid to them.
- Staffordshire University reserves the right to revise or amend these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice. All decisions made by the Development and Alumni Relations Office are final.