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The Futures Fund

The Futures Fund was established in 2003 to support students at the University to develop their careers and aspirations. Supported by alumni, friends and local companies and charitable trusts, the fund has continued to award support in three key areas to students studying at the University.  Every donation has made a difference, giving much needed support for our students to unlock their potential and create opportunities that take their career ambitions to the next stage.

This University is deeply thankful to over 245 donors who donated to help enable opportunities for over 150 scholarship recipients.

The Futures Fund has already made a huge difference in offering financial support to enable students to go beyond their comfort zones to work on self sourced placements in London or gain experience of sectors overseas.

There are three different scholarships available: - Student Opportunity Scholarship
                                                                             - Excellence Scholarship
                                                                             - G
raduate Development Scholarship

View more information on each scholarship here.

How to Apply

To apply for the Futures Fund you must complete an application form and submit it to the Development and Alumni Office before the deadline. The Futures Fund deadlines are at noon on the last Friday in October, February and April with scholarships being awarded in the following month. You must ensure that your application is fully completed and meets the requirements of the criteria below. If your application does not meet the requirements then it will not be shortlisted for consideration by the Committee.

Download the application form.

Download the specific scholarship criteria.


The next deadline for applications will be at noon on Friday 5th May 2017. Any submissions received after the deadline will not be considered for shortlisting.

It is recommended that you contact the Development Office team to discuss your proposal prior to submission. The team are available to offer you advice or to assist you with any questions you may have about your application - contact us on or call on 0191 515 3664

Please ensure your application is fully completed with a physical signature from the applicant and Academic reference.

Futures Fund Case Studies

Hear how the Futures Fund has helped create life changing experiences for students:




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