If you are a Home (from the UK) undergraduate student and receive an Imperial College Bursary (i.e.: your household’s income is <£60k), then we really want to know what you think of the bursary support package that College provides.
Imperial College is proposing changes to the distribution of the amount given in bursaries for the 2016/17 first-years so that every student who is offered a place to study at Imperial can afford it. They are not looking at reducing the amount it spends on bursaries, but distributing it as fairly as possible. The most challenging thing that I’m trying to figure out when looking through some of the options proposed is: what is fair?
College has proposed some options ranging from ‘keep the same model’ through to ‘give everyone the same amount'. If you'd like to see some more information on these proposals, check out this PowerPoint presentation.
This consultation is now closed, with a massive 320 students replying. We will represent your views to College and publish our results to you in the near future.
Thank you to all who sent us your views; you will help improve bursaries for Imperial students for years to come.