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The University Scholarship celebrates students who help to raise the profile of Edge Hill in a positive way through their exceptional contribution to the University.
The award also recognises students who contribute to equal opportunities and diversity, rewarding notable contributions to equality in support of race, disability, gender, sexuality, religion, anti-poverty, anti-ageism or any form of anti-discrimination.
The University Scholarship is worth £2,000.
Any student who is currently enrolled on a full-time programme at Edge Hill is eligible to be considered for this award in academic year 2019/20 (excluding permanent employees of the University, repeat year students and Erasmus students).
A significant contribution to the University might be shown through:
- Peer mentoring;
- Acting as a course or committee representative;
- Being a Student Ambassador;
- Volunteering or fundraising in the community;
- Leading a sports team, an event or special project.
A significant contribution to equal opportunities and diversity might be shown through:
- Research into understanding human rights and equality;
- An educational campaign or classroom project aimed at highlighting equality and anti-discrimination issues;
- Helping to improve understanding and access to health care and services;
- Never letting particular personal circumstances affect your ability to achieve;
- Inspiring and leading others.
Please note, the above examples of potential contributions to equal opportunities, diversity and the University are not intended to be comprehensive.
Discover more about the achievements and endeavours of recent University scholars with our case studies of a selection of previous winners.
Callum Bridge Callum’s gratitude for the opportunities he experienced through scouting have resulted in him becoming a Cubs’ Section Leader of groups near to the University and his home town of Rossendale so he can help to inspire the next generation of young people.
Daniel travelled to Calais, distributing aid in the now dismantled ‘Jungle’ refugee camp. He continues to campaign to raise money and awareness of the need for ongoing help for refugees in Calais and has also travelled to Greece to help at refugee camps there.
Jack Lloyd Jack’s long-term commitment to the Air Cadets began when he joined a squadron nine years ago. He then became a Civilian Instructor and is now a Sergeant, establishing links between his squadron and the University and being crowned Edge Hill’s Student Volunteer of the Year.
Jessica has shown an inspirational attitude and determination since being diagnosed with a grade two brain tumour. including helping to raise funds and organise events for the Teenage Cancer Trust, and given advice and support to other young people with cancer.
Katie leads and coordinates swimming classes for children, has developed curriculums for new swimming teachers in the UK and overseas, and delivers an outreach programme in primary schools where she talks about the importance of sport and physical activity.
Laura’s efforts to help improve life in her local community for those with learning disabilities or sensory impairments has included introducing the Makaton sign language to her workplace. Makaton uses signs, symbols and speech to help people communicate.
Luke helps encourage young cricketers to enjoy the sport. He helped to develop his club’s first girls’ team, has been team manager and head coach for several mixed teams, and has also worked with children with autism, adapting his coaching techniques to their individual needs.
Mel is passionate about student mental health and an active lifestyle. She has coached recreational hockey, captained the University hockey team’s second team to promotion, and landed an accolade at the Edge Hill Community Sports Awards.
Shannen is committed to raising awareness of ‘hidden disabilities’. She has presented to medical professionals at the Royal Society of Medicine, represented young people at the House of Lords, and launched an award-winning campaign to make exam provision more accessible.
Steven has made his mark in Palaeontology by naming a new species of fossil. The findings from Steven’s research, which involved studying 400 million-year-old specimens in Morocco, were presented at the Palaeontological Association Annual Meeting.
How do I apply?
To be considered for a University Scholarship, you will need to be nominated by an Edge Hill University student or a member of staff.
We encourage you to speak to your peers or your tutor to discuss your individual situation and your desire to be nominated.
The University Scholarship nomination form will be available to download from this page when nominations open in February 2020.
A selection panel will judge all nominations received.
If you have any queries about the University Scholarship, you can get in touch with us at email@example.com and we will be happy to assist you.