In 2018 we awarded one new bursary of £10,000 to Aston University.
Aston University is using a bursary grant of £10,000 to support 20 students with their living expenses whilst undertaking unpaid placements.
The funding support will be focused on students undertaking placements in healthcare settings and they will each receive £500, paid in two equal instalments.
Dominic Riordan from Student and Academic Services at Aston University, said:
“The grant from the National Express Foundation will be used to support a number of students from low income families who are undertaking year-long unpaid placements as part of their studies within the School of Life and Health Sciences.
“The individual awards given to these students, studying healthcare-related courses such as Psychology, Audiology and Biomedical Sciences, will be used to supplement living costs while living and working away from Birmingham.
“Aston University is delighted to have been awarded a grant from the National Express Foundation and looks forward to working together in the future.”