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  • Danielle

    BSc(Hons) Forensic Science (Year 3)

    Harris Bursary Fund

“As a third year student my workload has increased dramatically which has meant quitting my job to concentrate on my studies therefore making money a lot tighter.  Additionally I have spent a lot of funds this year visiting home due to family problems meaning the majority of my money was spent on train fares."

“From the Harris Bursary Fund I received £100 of food vouchers and a printer. In my third year I have done a dissertation which involved a lot of reading and printing of journals. The award of a printer has meant I have saved a lot of money on printing. The food vouchers eased my money worries as they were enough to cover my food costs until the end of the academic year."

“Once I graduate, I am volunteering on a three-month-long archaeological dig in Cambridge and I have also applied for an overseas volunteering scheme. After this I am planning to teach English in China for a year."

Danielle’s Advice

“If students are considering giving up their studies then I advise that they go to see a university counsellor and explain the stress that they are under. In addition I would advise applying for the Harris Bursary Fund because if you are successful it means that you can focus on your studies rather than worrying about financial issues. I believe the Harris Bursary Fund is great because personal circumstances are taken into consideration rather than just your financial situation.”

Danielle’s thank you

“Thank you to everybody that donates to the Harris Bursary Fund. Although an award of a printer and £100 of food vouchers does not sound like a lot, they have helped me tremendously and I honestly don't think I would have been able to complete my final year without this help. I truly appreciate all the Harris Bursary Fund has done for me.”