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New bursaries available to support students to study languages

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A number of new bursaries are available to support students to study a modern language through the Sussex Centre for Language Studies.

Working with Undergraduate Education Officer for the Students’ Union Chris Harding, schools are offering 26 full bursaries to students to enrol in extra-curricular language courses.

Each of the following schools is offering three open language school bursaries:

  • Global Studies
  • Maths and Physical Sciences (MPS)
  • Education and Social Work (ESW)
  • English
  • History, Art History and Philosophy (HAHP)
  • Engineering and Informatics
  • Sussex Centre for Language Studies (SCLS)
  • Media, Film and Music (MFM)
  • Law, Politics and Sociology (LPS)

In addition, two bursaries are specifically available for Foundation Year students.

Students from these schools can apply online to study a modern language offered by the SCLS open school for free. Students who successfully apply will receive a bursary of up to £235 for a course of their choice. Courses include Arabic, Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish and British Sign Language.

Chris commented: “As part of my manifesto pledge, I wanted more students to have the opportunity to gain skills outside of their studies. This is an amazing opportunity to learn a language for free.

“We are especially looking for applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic students, international students, students from faith communities, liberation groups and other marginalised student communities. However, the bursaries are available for all students in the respective schools.”

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 1 October. Courses begin on Monday 7 October.


Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex
Last updated: Thursday, 26 September 2019

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