News and events

  • John

    BEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering (Year 1)


“When I came to UCLan I had to give up my full-time job as my course demands a lot of time and I wanted to do my best. Around this time my son was also born and my wife cared for him full-time. My student loan was nowhere near enough money to support my new family and I considered quitting my studies to find a full-time job, but I knew that that wouldn’t be the right answer for the long term." 

“The Harris Bursary Fund gave me £200 worth of book vouchers, £200 worth of food vouchers, a refurbished desktop computer and a printer. This meant I could buy the books that I really needed for my course and the computer meant I could complete my assignments at home. The food vouchers meant I could ease the food bill for my family. The awards eased the financial pressure and worries I constantly had and they ultimately helped improve my grades."

“On completion of my studies I wish to pursue a career in electronic engineering, a job I have always wanted. I also hope to use some of the money that I earn to donate to causes like this that help students during their studies." 

John’s advice

“My advice to other students who find themselves in similar financial hardship would be to seek out help because it is available. The Harris Bursary Fund really came to rescue and helped me get me though my studies.”

John’s thank you

“I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who understands the hardships students can face during their studies and have the kindness in their hearts to donate to the Harris Bursary Fund. Your help is a godsend to students like me and the Harris Bursary Fund does a terrific job in supporting us.”