Every student studying at Brighton with ambition and ability deserves the best chance to succeed and achieve their goals.
We are proud of our diverse student community. However, we know that there is a gap in the final degree results awarded to our students, particularly for our Black and Black-Mixed Heritage students and those from lower income backgrounds. The reasons are many and complex, as outlined in this Universities UK and NUS report #CLOSINGTHEGAP.
At Brighton, we are committed to providing a fair environment that embodies and promotes equality of opportunity. Our students, staff and Students’ Union work closely to bring about change and we have already reduced our degree awarding gap for undergraduate Black students by 8%.
To build on this educational equality, and attract talented and diverse students, we are launching Progression Scholarships for students from lower socio-economic backgrounds and Black and Black-Mixed Heritage Scholarships. These will build on the sense of belonging students seek and nurture a group of role models. They will provide financial support giving recipients a better study/work/life balance.
Beyond financial value, winning a scholarship generates a personal sense of accomplishment that highlights a student’s skills, aptitude and potential. A scholarship is something to be proud of and builds self-confidence. They empower a student to compete as an equal.
Scholars will also receive a package of support including mentoring, the opportunity to become a paid Student Ambassador and access to a peer network of fellow scholars.
We also welcome donations in support of our Sport Brighton Scholarships that attract elite and talented athletes to study with us.
Your donations will help students with ambition and ability to have the best chance to succeed and thrive. You can give the opportunity to an individual to be free to choose their future, and have the self-confidence to do their best.
Currently, Black and Black-Mixed Heritage and the Progression scholarships offer financial support of up to £2,000 a year for three years to undergraduates. Our ambition is to grow this and offer more fully funded scholarships at £10,000 a year to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Please contact us today via firstname.lastname@example.org to support students to fulfil their potential.