What is the bursary?
The bursary is intended to support students who are under represented at The Open University. There are 50 bursaries per year, awarding a maximum of £3,000 towards the costs associated with study. The bursary isn’t intended to pay fees, it’s to help with study costs, for example, study materials, travel to tutorials, or the cost of purchasing a computer.
The Frank Neale Bursary
We’ll award a selection of successful applicants The Frank Neale Bursary, named in honour of one of our bursary donors. Education in its many forms has been a significant part of Frank Neale’s life and career. He’s earned a BA in Economics from Cambridge; an MBA from Manchester Business School; and a BA in Social Studies and a Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences from The Open University. An accredited business coach, non-executive director of FutureLearn, and former OU Finance Committee member, Frank recognises the transformative power of education. To help individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds on their educational journey, Frank’s provided a generous donation to launch the Frank Neale Bursaries, providing much-needed financial support.
What do you get?
- If you’re studying 60 credits a year you’ll receive a maximum of £1,000 a year for the first three years. If you’re studying 30 credits a year you’ll receive £500 a year for the first six years.
- The bursary will be paid in two instalments each academic year, subject to participation in your studies.