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hotboi01
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hi
i was just wondering if anyone knew anything about sponsorship and uni's?...wat is it?
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you find somone to pay for your uni accomodation/fees/living costs.

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go to a shop and buy today's Sun paper. there's a piece on sponsorship in a pull-out in the middle pages

i didnt think they did that sort of thing in this country...

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i would be interested to hear from anyone who is on science courses and has sponsorship as its something i am definately thinking about.
How easy to get is it?
What did you do to contact the company?
How much money did they give you and was it preformance related?
Are there opportunities for summer work at the company?
Are you contracted to work for that company after you leave uni?
When did you apply for it?
If you can answer on these questions it would also help if you said where and what course you are on.
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i would be interested to hear from anyone who is on science courses and has sponsorship as its something i am definately thinking about.
How easy to get is it? Quite Hard
What did you do to contact the company? Answered Advert
How much money did they give you and was it preformance related? 4 figure sum and yes
Are there opportunities for summer work at the company? Yes, usually.
Are you contracted to work for that company after you leave uni? Not in my case. Guaranteed interview for a permanent position.
When did you apply for it? About the same time as uni
If you can answer on these questions it would also help if you said where and what course you are on. Cambridge, Engineering
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How easy to get is it?
Veryhard by traditional methods, I found the best method to be lucky. Try being in the right place at the right time and you might get lucky . Just remember to be respectful to everyone you meet in Y12 and Y13 and hope that your character and personality does the rest.

What did you do to contact the company?
They contacted me after they "spotted me" at a conference thingy (computing related hence thier involvement).

How much money did they give you and was it preformance related?£2200 / year (maximum of 4 years as an undergrad). It can increase depending on my results and progression.

Are there opportunities for summer work at the company?
Ask me next summer. I've been told there are but I'll wait till then to confirm that.

Are you contracted to work for that company after you leave uni?
Nope.

When did you apply for it?
First contacted about thier interest around November of Y13.


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MASSIVE THANKS SHINY AND LEEKEY!!! anyone else?
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I have been hoping to gain sponsership for my degree course next yr too (chemistry), but the thing is I have actually been looking for the sponsership. Is this the wrong course of action do sponser look for you?
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Is this the wrong course of action do sponser look for you?
I don't think there is really a set-in-stone ethod to getting a sponsorship. You should definitely continue to persue one yourself and with any luck I'm sure you will find an oppourtunity somewhere.
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How easy to get is it?
Very hard by traditional methods, I found the best method to be lucky. I had to have interviews and was up against 30 others.

What did you do to contact the company?
Answered their advert

How much money did they give you and was it preformance related? a total of £13k. Yes - part was performance related.

Are there opportunities for summer work at the company?
yes

Are you contracted to work for that company after you leave uni?
Nope.

When did you apply for it?
At the end of my first year


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I don't think there is really a set-in-stone ethod to getting a sponsorship. You should definitely continue to persue one yourself and with any luck I'm sure you will find an oppourtunity somewhere.
That is definately a problem for me, i would like to try and get some but I can't imagine taht just writing off to random companies is going to be particularly sucessful. When did they people who replied to adverts see the adverts out of interest? and is it easier to get once you are on the course as up until this point I have been unsure of applying as I am not sure where I am going.
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(Original post by Incomplete)
That is definately a problem for me, i would like to try and get some but I can't imagine taht just writing off to random companies is going to be particularly sucessful. When did they people who replied to adverts see the adverts out of interest? and is it easier to get once you are on the course as up until this point I have been unsure of applying as I am not sure where I am going.
I don't know about everyone else but I gain my sponsorship after I had applied but BEFORE I accepted any place. My sponsor is quite strict as to which courses I am allowed to take so I had to run all my choices by them before I confirmed anything. Have you considered any of the freely advertised sponsorships (e.g. the IEE one)?
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(Original post by Leekey)
I don't know about everyone else but I gain my sponsorship after I had applied but BEFORE I accepted any place. My sponsor is quite strict as to which courses I am allowed to take so I had to run all my choices by them before I confirmed anything. Have you considered any of the freely advertised sponsorships (e.g. the IEE one)?
Do you have any website addresses where sponsorships would be advertised?
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Hardly anyone does sponsorship these days and those that do normally give it to people who work for them during vacations.
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Hardly anyone does sponsorship these days and those that do normally give it to people who work for them during vacations.
I wouldn't mind doing a bit of vacation work though - as long as it didn't interrupt my partying.
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(Original post by Chubb)
I wouldn't mind doing a bit of vacation work though - as long as it didn't interrupt my partying.
From what I can see, there appears to be plenty of opportunities for Engineering students, but not many for anyone else!
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Doesnt the majority of sposorship start in the 2nd yr of uni?

Oh yeah and my college awarded me a science bursary of £1000
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From what I can see, there appears to be plenty of opportunities for Engineering students, but not many for anyone else!
Yep Although far fewer these days.
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