ACM Bursaries

ACM offers Higher Education students the opportunity to secure financial support towards the cost of the first year of their course through the form of a Bursary. ACM is pleased to announce we will be providing two main types of widening participation bursary for the 2022/23 academic year.

Widening Participation Student Bursary 

This bursary is for new entrants in September 2022 2022 on one of our undergraduate degree programmes, from a household with an income of £25,000 or less (as evidenced through your SLC application). We have allocated a total bursary fund for this purpose and individual allocation will be subject to the total number of eligible students, with a potential individual bursary of up to a maximum £1,000. The bursary fund is managed by the SLC and payments will be made through three-equal termly payments. It is designed to support general living
costs.

Student Equipment Bursary

This bursary is for new entrants in September 2022 on one of our undergraduate degree programmes, from a household with an income of £40,000 or less, and an underrepresented group such as care-leavers, mature students (21 as of 1 st  September 2022) or disabled students, as evidenced through your SLC and UCAS application, and not in receipt of a Widening Participation Student Bursary.  The bursary fund is managed by the SLC and payments are made through a single payment of £250 towards the end of Term 1.

Application process for bursaries

No application is required for bursaries. We will contact eligible students once we have received confirmation from the Student Loans Company as to eligibility. All bursaries will be subject to Terms and Conditions which will be published on our website. Students will only be considered for one bursary. If you believe you are eligible for a bursary and have not received a notification from ACM regarding a potential bursary by 7 November 2022, please contact bursaries@acm.ac.uk

Terms and Conditions for ACM Bursaries

These terms and conditions apply to all undergraduate bursaries paid to students of ACM on or after 1 September 2022 and within the next calendar 12 months. The Bursaries and Terms listed below are for the 2022/23 academic year only and are not transferable between academic years. By accepting an Award, you accept and agree to these Terms. You will also remain bound by the financial and contractual obligations of ACM’s terms and conditions applicable to your enrolment.

The ACM Bursary is not a payment towards tuition. If you start your course at ACM and are not successful in securing a Bursary, you will remain liable for your course fees under the Enrolment Terms.

Eligibility

Widening Participation Student Bursary

To be considered for an Award of up to a maximum of £1,000 you must meet the following criteria:

(a) received an offer of one of our undergraduate programmes and starting your course in September 2022

(b) from a household with an income of £25,000 or less as evidenced through your Student Loan application;

(c) be a UK/EU student that is eligible to apply Student Loan funding

Student Equipment Bursary

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To be considered for an Award of £250 you must meet the following criteria:

(a) have received an offer of one of our undergraduate programmes and starting your course in September 2022

(b) be from a household with an income of £40,000 or less as evidenced through your Student Loan application;

(c) be a UK/EU student that is eligible to apply Student Loan funding;

(d) and identified as being from an underrepresented groups such as:
– mature students (age 21 or over on or before 1st September 2022)
– students with a disability;
– care-leavers
– Underrepresented postcode (defined by POLAR coding)

(e) and you are not in receipt of a Widening Participation Bursary.

General

The exact amount of the Widening Participation Bursary will be confirmed once ACM has insight of the number of students that will qualify for the award based on the funding ACM has set aside for the Bursary. Your award will be paid in termly instalments. Please refer to any award letter for confirmation of the award amount.

If you meet the Eligibility Criteria, you will still not be eligible for or cease to be eligible for an Award if you:

(a) have secured the award based on information that is misrepresentative or fraudulent.

(b) you do not adhere to ACM’s main Terms and Conditions including student behaviour and attendance

(c) you defer, cancel, withdraw or suspend your application for a place in the 2022 intake.

If you do not start, leave your course of study early or do not adhere to ACM’s main Terms and Conditions in the 2022 cohort, any award funding will be cancelled from the date of the change in status. Any overpayments can be reclaimed.

Application, Selection and Notification Process

UK students do not need to submit applications to receive the above bursaries. EU students will need to submit an application to ACM directly for the income collection. Please contact bursaries@acm.ac.uk

Applicants will be assessed and selected based on the information provided as part of their application for Student Finance on the Student Loan Portal. Therefore, confirmation of financial support will only be possible once the SLC have completed their assessment.

Successful applicants will only be eligible for one Award. In the event that your Application is eligible for more than one Award, only the bursary providing the higher financial support will be progressed.

If your Application is successful, you will be notified by email. ACM will not notify unsuccessful students. If you are notified by ACM that your Application has been successful and you have not yet accepted your offer of a place on the Course, you must do so within one week of receiving such notification. Failure to do so may result in ACM withdrawing the Award offered to you and awarding it to another applicant.

All Awards are awarded at the sole discretion of ACM and ACM’s decision shall be final. If you feel you are eligible for an award, but do not receive confirmation of an award, contact
bursaries@acm.ac.uk and provide your details and your Student Support Number and the reason why you feel you will be eligible and ACM will investigate.

Payment of your Award

If you are successful, your award funds will be released to you by ACM and paid through the SLC portal in 2022/23.

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Your award will be assessed and paid in termly instalments. Your award may be reduced by any monies that you otherwise owe ACM. ACM will not be liable for technical, hardware, or software failures of any kind or lost or unavailable network connections that may limit or prohibit an application being considered for support or funding being released.

General

You must notify ACM immediately of any change in your circumstances which may affect your eligibility to receive an Award. If you fail to do so, ACM will be entitled to recover or adjust (as appropriate) any associated Award or benefit.

ACM reserves the right, with reasonable cause, to exclude applicants and withhold Awards for violating any of these Terms and/or any other applicable ACM policies or terms and conditions.