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Solent has founded a BAME Student Scholarship, in a bid to improve the representation and success of underrepresented Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students

12th November 2021
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Solent University, has founded a BAME Student Scholarship, in a bid to improve the representation and success of underrepresented Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students in the higher education sector.

This new award will be open to BAME students applying for 2022 entry to undergraduate courses and will provide 30 first-year undergraduate students, from specific ethnic backgrounds, £1,000 each to use towards their tuition fees or accommodation.

In addition, this initiative aims to support the wider objectives to increase diversity and race equality in higher education by challenging barriers that may negatively impact the progression, and recruitment of underrepresented BAME groups within the university sector.

Professor Karen Stanton, Vice Chancellor at Solent University, said: “We are delighted to launch the BAME Student Scholarship. We recognise that for many Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students the playing field for entry into university isn’t always level and this can be a barrier to students from these under-represented backgrounds reaching their potential.”

Full eligibility and criteria for this one-off scholarship can be found on our website: solent.ac.uk

Anyone wishing for further information can email: stepintosuccess@solent.ac.uk

The scholarship is one of several initiatives that we are undertaking as part of our Race Equality Charter and acts to address the gap in under-represented groups of students, as set out in the University’s Access and Participation Plan.

More information on the scholarships, bursaries, and awards available to those wishing to study at Solent can be found here.

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