16 to 19 Discretionary Bursary fund

21 May 2019

Rationale for updating the 16 to 19 discretionary bursary fund allocations methodology

Do you agree that using a 2009/10 EMA based disadvantage measure to calculate the 16 to 19 discretionary bursary allocations is no longer appropriate?

Response: Yes, for the obvious reason that this calculation is now 10 years old and the bursary should be calculated on present not past needs.

Support for the most financially disadvantaged students

Do you agree that using a postcode-based deprivation measure would be a better proxy for the overall financial deprivation of students at an institution than a FSM measure?

Response: Yes, because FSM are already calculated and funded separately. 

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