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An extra 125 Solent University students from disadvantaged backgrounds in Southampton and the Isle of Wight will receive additional funding over the next five years from the University’s local bursary scheme thanks to a generous donation.

17th March 2021

The extra bursaries follow a £125,000 donation from a local family in the University’s alumni community, which will now see an additional 25 students helped a year, over a five-year period.

Nona McDuff, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Student and Teaching, from Solent University says: “These bursaries help to ease financial concerns for students who need it most, allowing them to focus on their studies and achieve their full potential.

“On behalf of the University, thank you to this generous donor, and the ongoing support the University receives from our alumni community.”

The Solent University’s local student bursary scheme is entirely funded by alumni (former Solent students), staff and friends of Solent University. Since launching in 2018, the bursary has helped 64 students, and past recipients include first in the family to go to University, care leavers, carers, single parents and mature students.