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The Becky and Philippa Supporting Opportunities Award

Applications for the Becky and Philippa Supporting Opportunities Award are now closed.

Becky Ward and Philippa Bertram were in their final of studies for the BA (Hons) Fashion Branding and Marketing course when they tragically lost their lives. Becky and Philippa were held in high regard in the School of Art & Design and are fondly remembered, and greatly missed, by their tutors, friends and fellow students alike.

Thanks to the generous support of the family and friends of Becky and Philippa, an Opportunity Fund has been created in their memory, to provide opportunities for students studying BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Branding at Nottingham Trent University.

The aims of the fund are to:

  • assist students in financial hardship to participate in events, subscriptions or experiences e.g. study trips to museums, galleries and fashion collections; conferences or workshops, which would otherwise be beyond their reach;
  • fund community initiatives and student events that enhance the student learning experience, encouraging students to bond and form lifelong friendships;
  • help students to take up work placement opportunities regardless of their financial means.

This prestigious award is open to applications from students who are enrolled on any year of NTU’s BA Hons Fashion Marketing and Branding course in the 2021/22 academic year.

This scholarship scheme is competitive, and we award scholarships to the applicants who most closely meet or exceed the criteria for the award. The scholarship decision is made by an awarding committee and all decisions of that awarding committee are final.

Each award is worth up to £1,000. Once awarded and accepted, the scholarship will be paid as a cash bursary as soon as possible after the application deadline.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply applicants must:

  • Be a current student on any year of BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Branding (WN25)
  • Have a household income of less than £25,000 per annum* if applying for hardship funding

*Please note that we rely on information provided by Student Finance England to assess household income. For your scholarship application to be considered, please ensure you have registered with Student Finance England and provided all income assessed evidence, a minimum of 6 weeks before the scholarship deadline.

Deadlines for applying

Course start date: September 2022

Deadline for scholarship application: 18 April 2022 at 4 pm (final deadline)

Applications received after 4 pm on the day of the deadline will not be considered.

Terms and conditions

  1. To be eligible to apply for The Becky and Philippa Supporting Opportunities Award, applicants must:   
    • be a current student on BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Branding (WN25) and,
    • if applying for hardship funding, have a household income of less than £25,000 per annum*

    *Please note that we rely on information provided by Student Finance England to assess household income. For your scholarship application to be considered, please ensure you have registered with Student Finance England and provided all income assessed evidence, a minimum of 6 weeks before the scholarship deadline.

  2. Please do not send your scholarship application before or with an application to study at NTU. You must have enrolled on and started your BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Branding course before submitting your scholarship application.
  3. This scholarship is open to UK and international applicants.
  4. Students who receive sponsorship (i.e., some or all of your tuition fees are being paid for) from their employers, government or a funding body are not eligible to apply for this scholarship award.
  5. Students who are eligible for or in receipt of RISE funding are not eligible to apply for this scholarship award.
  6. Applications received after 16:00 GMT (4 pm) on the day of the deadline will automatically be considered for the next available deadline where possible. For example, application forms submitted after the first deadline and before the second deadline, will be considered for the second deadline.
  7. Applications received after 16:00 GMT (4pm) on the final deadline date will not be considered.
  8. This application form is for eligible undergraduate courses only. Please do not use this form to apply for postgraduate scholarships or research funding.
  9. If you meet the eligibility criteria, one award of between £250 - £1,000 is available. The amount you will be awarded will be based on the opportunity you have outlined in your application. Students may apply for additional awards in subsequent years of their degree course if the award is still available at that time.
  10. The scholarship will be awarded as a cash bursary, which will be paid as soon as possible after the scholarship deadline has passed.
  11. The scholarship is not transferable and will not be awarded if you choose to transfer to a different course at NTU.
  12. Changes to course route (FT/SW) on the same course do not impact the scholarship awarded.
  13. Applicants will be informed whether they have (or have not) been awarded a scholarship (and of the value of the scholarship award they have been awarded) within four weeks of the application deadline date.
  14. The scholarship will be awarded when an applicant accepts their scholarship offer and is enrolled on any year of the BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Branding course. If you do not formally accept the scholarship within the deadline when requested, then NTU reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship and award to another candidate.
  15. Scholarships are competitive, and selection is based on the information provided on the scholarship application form. It is, therefore, of great importance that you give your scholarship statement careful thought and preparation, and that you refer to the criteria provided on the application form.
  16. If your scholarship application is successful, we may ask you to become a student ambassador, or appear in online and / or printed marketing materials for NTU, such as the Alumni Magazine. For example, providing a student profile, quote, case study and photograph which may be used to promote NTU and NTU’s scholarship schemes and courses. Your name and course will be printed in the annual Donor Report. If you do not wish for us to use your data in this manner, please notify us as soon as possible by emailing NTU.scholarships@ntu.ac.uk.
  17. As a recipient of a donor-funded scholarship, you may be expected to be involved in the following activities to assist the University in thanking donors for their donation and to demonstrate the impact that donor-funded awards have on students and NTU:
    • Write a thank you letter to your donor which introduces yourself (providing your name and subject of study);
    • Write an end of year report which will be shared with your donor to explain the impact that the scholarship has had on your studies and your university life – within the report you will be expected to provide your name and subject of study;
    • Attend an introduction event during your studies at NTU, where you will:
    • Meet other scholarship winners and members of NTU staff;
    • Get advice on how to write your thank you letter and end of year report.
    • Attend other University events, from time to time, to meet and thank donors.
  18. In the event that a student who has been awarded a scholarship fails to complete the academic year, suspends their studies or withdraws from the course and chooses to retake the course or undertake another eligible course then the scholarship will not be applied again, regardless of the reason for doing so. Students must re-apply for the scholarship should it still be on offer.
  19. If a student is required to repeat an academic year of study (either in full or in part), the scholarship will not be applied again.
  20. Students are obliged to inform NTU immediately of any change in their circumstances, which may affect their entitlement to receive the scholarship. In the event of failure by a student to notify NTU promptly of any such changes, NTU will be entitled to recover any payments made or adjust (as appropriate) the scholarship amount.
  21. If a student makes a false or materially incorrect declaration that resulted in NTU awarding them a scholarship/bursary, then the scholarship will be cancelled, and no payments will be made. Depending on circumstance, NTU may attempt to recover some or all of any payments already made.
  22. NTU’s decision in all matters relating to the scholarship is final.

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