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How you are assessed

All applicants must apply to the Hardship Fund and submit a written proposal detailing why they also wish to be considered for the Harris Bursary. You will also be asked to choose what type of award you would most like to receive as part of the application process. If it is then determined that you are in financial hardship, your application will be put forward for consideration by the Harris Awards panel.

All applications are reviewed and awarded by the Harris Bursary panel and decisions made by the panel are final.


Application Opening and Closing Dates

Applications for the Harris Bursary open on 5 October 2020 in line with the standard Hardship Fund.

There are 2 rounds of the Harris Bursary each academic year, one in November 2020 and one in February 2021. You must have submitted an application to the Hardship Fund and have been assessed in order to be put forward for support from the Harris Bursary Fund, therefore it is beneficial to submit your application as soon as possible after the fund opens. We recommend that you submit an application to the hardship fund in semester 1 to guarantee that you will be in a position to be put forward for support from the Harris Bursary (if eligible).

Decisions are sent to students following the panel meeting and once it is known when any equipment will arrive for distribution.