Manchester Uni giving bursaries to most talentedWatch
Christ... £1000 for all students with 3 A's at A level? What a fantastic idea.
It's only for 2006 entry students onwards
It will be interesting to see which criteria they use for determining which "10 extremely able student"s will recieve the £10k bursary....people with 5/6/7/8 As at A level? people who do well at interview? people who get good marks in their first yr exams?
It's GOT to cause arguements/disputes
PQ tell Southampton to give me some money!
*realises they have already given me some money, and a place which i don't really deserves. Shuts up.
The only danger I can see is its only the richer universities that can afford to do this kind of thing, so as the best universities get richer the not so good ones get poorer.
Physics already awards a one off scholarship of £1500 for 3 A grades at A level and I believe this isn't restricted to just the physics dept.
As I understand it its a £1000 bursery from the university, however I wonder if they are offering an additional £500 for physics students?
Manchester will have more than 10 people with full UMS marks in 3 A levels....and judging it on more than 3 A level discriminates against students based on their school.....
plus what about IB/Scottish students - why can't they be considered extremely able just because they've chosen to do a more rigourous/wide ranging course.
Although having said this, an alarming proportion of people eligible to apply for 'free money' never actually get off their backsides and fill in the forms. 15 minutes of form-filling is deemed too painstaking [loads of people that I know can't be bothered to fill in the forms for EMA] - even if it will yield a mini pools win, lol.
I know that the scheme is for A grade students, but I think they would go to Oxbridge instead of Manchester?
Probably wouldn't suprise me. If they think a £500 carrot is going to solve any problems they are sadly mistaken.