MyWorld Scholarships Terms and Conditions 2022/23
MyWorld are offering ten Scholarships for local students who want to study on a Creative Technology Industries related course which would help with their future and career ambitions in the industry and who are underrepresented in Higher Education in the 2022/23 academic year. The MyWorld Scholarship scheme will contribute towards tuition fees for students from groups which are underrepresented in Higher Education to study (either full time or part time) on a relevant postgraduate taught programme or undergraduate programme at the University of Bristol, University of Bath, Bath Spa University or University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
- 10 MyWorld Scholarships for students entering in the 2022/23 academic year to contribute towards tuition fees up to £5,000 each. For successful award holders this will be pro-rata for the amount of credit you are studying, for example if you are studying a postgraduate masters or undergraduate degree on a full-time basis then £5,000 will be paid against your tuition fees as a fee reduction/waiver, if you are studying part-time and therefore only undertaking half the amount of credits of a full postgraduate masters or undergraduate degree then the Scholarship awarded will be £2,500, or if you are studying for a post-graduate certificate (60 credits) then you will receive £1,666.
- For successful MyWorld Scholarship holders this will be payable in one instalment directly to the University which you are studying at to reduce your tuition fee.
- We expect to award at least two students from each University involved in the scheme (University of Bristol, University of Bath, Bath Spa University or University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)) to receive a MyWorld scholarship, assuming that at least two qualifying applications are received.
- Successful awardees undertaking a two-year (or more) programme will only receive the scholarship in the first year of study (academic year 2022/23).
To be eligible to apply for the MyWorld scholarship students must:
- Apply to study a course related to creative technology industries (or for a part thereof e.g. microcredentials) at the University of Bristol, University of Bath, Bath Spa University or University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) during the 2022/23 academic year. Please note we will consider applicants from any course related to gaining employment within the creative technologies industries, but priority will be given to those on courses most closely aligned to the MyWorld programme aims and objectives. Please see the list of courses which will be prioritised below under “Prioritised Programmes of Study”. Please note that you will need to have been given an offer to study, be fully registered (in-person) for the course and be in attendance/engaged with your studies (as well as met any other conditions required by the University in which you will be studying) before the MyWorld Scholarship will be paid against the tuition fees for successful award holders.
- Be wanting to gain employment within the creative technologies industries after academic study.
- Be resident in a Bristol (BS) or Bath (BA) postcode at time of application for study.
- Be eligible for Home (UK) tuition fees.
- Be from a group that is underrepresented in Higher Education – see essential criteria below for more details.
- Be not in receipt of any other discounts from the University of Bristol, University of Bath, Bath Spa University or University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), except for the alumni discounts.
- Meet the terms and conditions of their academic offer and met any other conditions required by the University in which you will be studying.
- Application for the MyWorld Scholarships is via completion of the following MyWorld Scholarship Application Form only – any other types of application will not be accepted.
- All applications must have been completed and submitted by midday (12:00) Monday 5th September 2022. The online application form will be closed to all applicants once the deadline has passed.
- There is no appeal process and requests to submit late applications will not be considered.
- Students can only apply for the MyWorld Scholarship if they already hold an academic offer (conditional or unconditional) from the University to which they are applying.
- To be considered for the MyWorld Scholarship, applicants must fulfil all the essential criteria.
- The MyWorld Scholarship Panel will review all applications the week commencing 12th September 2022.
- Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application the week commencing 19th September 2022.
- The MyWorld Scholarship Panel’s decision will consider the needs of the entire student bodies at the respective institutions and as such, will be final with no appeal process.
- Once an applicant has been notified that they are a recipient of a MyWorld Scholarship they will be invited to become part of a MyWorld Scholars programme, in which they will be invited to MyWorld events and be expected to provided further information in the future on the impact of the MyWorld Scholarship so that this can be reported back to the UKRI as the funding body of the MyWorld Strength in Places Project.
- Essential Criteria
- Be eligible for Home (UK) tuition fees.
- Be a resident in a local postcode (Bristol – BS or Bath – BA postcode must have been used when applying for study).
- Be from at least one group that is underrepresented in Higher Education. Office for Students list the following groups as currently underrepresented in Higher Education:
- Students from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups (BAME)
- Asian or Asian British
- Black, Black British, Caribbean or African
- Other minority ethnic group
- Mature students – over 21 years of age at the beginning of their undergraduate studies, or over 25 years of age at the beginning of their postgraduate studies.
- Students from areas of low higher education participation, a low household income or low socioeconomic status.
- Disabled students – Under the Equality Act 2010, a person has a disability “if they have a physical or mental impairment, and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities”.
- Care leavers and looked after children – all those who have experienced care at any stage of their lives.
- Ranking criteria
- Supporting statement answering the following – “Please explain (in no more than 500 words) why you feel that you would benefit from receiving the MyWorld Scholarship. Please include the following: if you have experienced any barriers accessing higher education or other training provision, how the funding would help you with your future and career ambitions in the creative technologies industries, outline your financial situation or your family circumstances. The content of the statement will be treated with utmost confidence.”
Notification of MyWorld Scholarship
- Successful students will be notified of their MyWorld Scholarship award in the week commencing 19th September 2022. Full details of the MyWorld Scholarship being offered, including the terms and conditions and amount, will be made available in the award notification.
Acceptance of the MyWorld Scholarship
- Once notified that a student has been successful in receiving the MyWorld Scholarship, they must follow the instructions given in their award notification email by the notified deadline to confirm that they wish to accept the Scholarship.
- Awardees who do not reply before the deadline given will have their scholarship offer rescinded and the scholarship will be offered to one of the applicants on the scholarship reserve list.
Value and payment of the MyWorld Scholarship
- The MyWorld Scholarship is valued up to £5,000, pro-rata to the amount of credits you are studying for in the academic year 2022/23.
- If your tuition fees for 2022/23 are less than the Scholarship awarded the remainder of the reduction in fees cannot be taken as a cash bursary.
- The MyWorld Scholarship will only be set up once you are registered and engaged on your programme of study.
- The MyWorld Scholarship will be set up as a fee reduction against your tuition fee bill at the University you will be studying at and will reduce your own tuition liability by the Scholarship awarded amount which you have been notified you will receive in your success confirmation email. This will be payable in one instalment to the University which you are studying at, you will not receive any Scholarship money directly.
- You will be liable to pay any remaining tuition fees due after the fee deduction has been applied.
Change of circumstances
- If you suspend your studies, it may be necessary to adjust the level of MyWorld Scholarship fee waiver paid in line with any adjustments to the tuition fee for the academic year 2022/23.
- If you restart your studies the following year, any balance of fee waiver not paid in the first year may be taken in your second year of study, but no more than the original MyWorld Scholarship fee waiver awarded will be paid over the duration of your studies.
- The award is for the 2022/23 academic year only.
- If, after being awarded the fee waiver, you decide to defer your studies to 2023/24, your MyWorld Scholarship fee waiver award offer will be rescinded and may be redistributed to a reserve candidate who is starting in the 2022/23 academic year.
- Repeat study
- If you are required to repeat any part of your studies, the fee waiver will not be applied again during the repeat period.
- If you withdraw from your programme, your tuition fees may be adjusted by the University, depending on when you withdraw.
- If, on withdrawal, your tuition fees are reduced to less than the MyWorld Scholarship, the fee waiver will be reduced to match the fees being charged, meaning you will have no remaining fee liability.
- If, on withdrawal, your tuition fees are reduced from the original fee level but remain greater than your MyWorld Scholarship fee waiver (up to a maximum of £5,000), the full fee waiver awarded will remain in place. However, you will be liable to pay any remaining tuition fees over the value of your fee waiver.
To ensure that all available funding is distributed, the Panel will select a number of students to be on a reserve list. Such applicants will be notified accordingly. Students on the reserve list may be contacted at a later date to be informed that they have been offered an award should funding become available. Being placed on the reserve list is not a guarantee of an award.
Prioritised Programmes of Study
- BSc Computer Science – 4 years including placement year
- BSc Computer Science – 4 years including study year abroad
- BSc Computer Science – 3 years
- MComp Computer Science – 5 years including placement year
- MComp Computer Science – 5 years including study year abroad
- MComp Computer Science – 4 years
- BSc Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence – 4 years including placement year
- BSc Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence – 4 years including study year abroad
- BSc Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence – 3 years
- MComp Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence – 5 years including placement year
- MComp Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence – 5 years including study year abroad
- MComp Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence – 4 years
- MSc Computer Science (Conversion)
- MA Composition of Music for Film and Television
- MA Creative Writing
- MSc Data Science
- MA Film and Television
- MSc Image and Video Communications and Signal Processing
- MA Immersive Arts (Virtual and Augmented Reality)
- MSc Immersive Technologies (Virtual and Augmented Reality)
- MA Music
- Postgraduate Certificate Immersive Art (Virtual and Augmented Reality)
- Postgraduate Certificate Immersive Technologies (Virtual and Augmented Reality)
- Postgraduate Diploma Immersive Arts (Virtual and Augmented Reality)
- Postgraduate Diploma Immersive Technologies (Virtual and Augmented Reality)