Lady Mary Bursary for Young Adult Carers

Up to - £1,500

This bursary has been introduced in commemoration of Professor Lady Mary Fagan's immense contribution as the first Chancellor of the University. Lady Mary has been unwavering in her support ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to pursue Higher Education at University, regardless of their background.

As part of our Access Agreement, the University awards eligible UK, EU and Channel Island students a bursary of £500 in each year of study. 

The bursary is awarded to Young Adult Carers between the ages of 18 and 25 who look after a relative or friend, of any age, due to disability, chronic/terminal illness, mental health problem or an alcohol or drug addiction/dependency. They face different issues to other carers and may be looking at moving out of home, going into higher education or juggling working lives with continuing to be a carer.

In the case of those young adult carers who are also Compact applicants, the £500 bursary will be in addition to the £100 Compact bursary.

To apply, please complete the Lady Mary Bursary Application Form. Succesful applicants will receive their award in two equal instalments in each semester.