I am from a low participation neighbourhood where the proportion of students going into higher education is low (POLAR 4, quintile 1) or an area which has a high level of deprivation (Index of Multiple Deprivation, IMD], 0-20%). (Please provide residential home postcode prior to commencing your undergraduate studies in 29b. below)
I was eligible for and/or in receipt of free school meals during my secondary education.
I come from a home where my parents, stepparents, carers or guardians do not have Higher Education qualifications.
I was eligible for both the tuition fee and full maintenance loan during my undergraduate studies. (Please tick this even if you did not take out one or other of these loans).
I received and/or was entitled to a scholarship or bursary that was means-tested based on family income during my undergraduate studies. (Please tick this even if you did not accept this scholarship or bursary).
I have taken part in a Widening Participation Access programme, such as Realising Opportunities, Pathways or UniTracks.
I was classed as a mature student when I began my undergraduate degree (i.e. I was aged 21 or over on the first day of the course).
I am a carer for an ill or disabled family member who is in receipt of Carers Allowance prior to enrolling on this course, or I can provide proof that I am a carer. (Please note that we will request evidence of this if you are shortlisted for interview and wish to be considered for a ring-fenced studentship)
I have experienced significant extenuating circumstances that have had a detrimental effect on my academic achievement (e.g. being a young carer, suffered from a long-term illness requiring time out of education, have a disability or specific learning difficulty).
I am a care leaver (being a care leaver means you have spent a minimum of 13 weeks in local authority care within the last 15 years).