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Harris Bursary

The Harris Bursary fund is now closed until Autumn 2020.

Over a third of UCLan students come from working class homes and amongst them are individuals experiencing extreme financial or social hardship. The Harris Bursary Fund was established as a charitable fund through the University of Central Lancashire Foundation to provide emergency help and to prevent these students from dropping out of higher education. The help offered is limited but nevertheless provides the catalyst to help the students refocus and continue studying. Often all that is required is help with essential study related items such as text books and computer equipment. Over the last three academic years the Fund has successfully awarded help to 152 UCLan students.

Please note that if you would like to explore your eligibility for this bursary, you will also need to complete an application for Financial Support. One of our advisors will then be in contact to discuss your circumstances in more detail to let you know what support you may be entitled to, what evidence you will need to provide and what you will need to do next.

You will need to apply directly to the Harris Bursary for support.

The Harris Bursary Fund relies heavily on charitable donations - both personal and corporate. Donations to the Fund are eligible for Gift Aid and, for a limited period, Government Matched Funding. The University of Central Lancashire Foundation has full charitable status, however, is exempt from registration under the Second Schedule to the Charities Act 1993.

If you need any support with the application process, please contact us.

Unfortunately, students on Degree Apprenticeship courses are not eligible to apply to the Harris. We recommend that you contact the Students Union Advice Centre on 01772 894880 / for further advice on any additional financial support that may be available.

Financial Support Enquiries:

Telephone: 01772 895000 / Email: