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Thirteen offers university scholarships to residents

20 February 2019 @TeesUniNews

 

Housing company Thirteen has launched a scheme in partnership with Teesside University to support residents with aspirations to study.

Thirteen Academy, launched in partnership with Teesside University, gives Thirteen customers the opportunity to apply for a bursary to cover the cost of course fees, with several scholarships available.

The scheme is intended to support those from low-income households, who might not otherwise consider applying to university, to study for a degree and help land their dream job. Applicants can opt for a range of courses including health professions, social work, education and business.

Ian Wardle, Chief Executive of Thirteen, said: 'Thirteen Academy is a fantastic opportunity for those who live in a Thirteen home and are on a low-income to study for a degree and land their dream job.

'This scheme will enable more people from low-income homes to go to university, enabling them on the road to a fulfilling career.

Teesside is an inclusive university, proud to be rooted in the community and committed to widening participation, providing access to higher education to people from diverse backgrounds.

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise and Business Engagement) Professor Jane Turner OBE DL

'At Thirteen, we are wholly committed, not just to providing high quality homes for people to live in, but to supporting our residents to reach their full potential.'

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise and Business Engagement) Professor Jane Turner OBE DL said: 'Teesside is an inclusive university, proud to be rooted in the community and committed to widening participation, providing access to higher education to people from diverse backgrounds.

'We offer a wide range of scholarships and are delighted to be working in partnership with Thirteen to provide additional support and study opportunities to its residents.'

Applications are open until 8 March 2019. Thirteen’s Governance Support Team can be contacted on 0300 111 1000 for an application form and more information.


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Housing company Thirteen has launched a scheme in partnership with Teesside University to support residents with aspirations to study.


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Thirteen launch Teesside University scholarship for residents wanting to study