Work Experience “is critical for social mobility because it helps open students’ eyes to careers they may not have considered.”
Sir John Holman - Department for Education’s Careers Strategy for Schools 2017
BioGrad is committed to delivering the best practical science experience to students who need it the most. The BioGrad Bursary programme is funded by Dr Natalie Kenny as a way of offering engineering, laboratory and clinical experience to students who would not otherwise be able to cover the course fees. Bursaries are available to students in receipt of financial assistance including college bursaries or free school meals from partner schools. It is free to sign up as a partner school and partnership comes with the added benefit of an annual FREE careers talk, delivered in your school by one of our scientists.
12 x 100% funded and 22 x 50% funded bursaries are available each year to support pre-university students attend BioGrad courses to develop clinic and scientific skills.
There is a limit of 1 fully funded bursary for each partner school. These bursaries are valued at £846 - £999 to cover course fees.
There is no limit on the total number of part funded bursaries awarded to an individual school. Bursaries are valued at £423 - £499.50 to cover the 50% of course fees, it is expected that schools will cover the remainder of the costs from Pupil Premium funding to support their students.
Courses covered by ‘BioGrad Bursaries’
Please note that accommodation and travel costs are not covered by bursaries.
Applications are accepted between 1st September and 15th December each year. Successful students will be informed of their bursary allocation by the 15th January.
BioGrad Partner Schools
Students attending the below partner schools are able to apply for BioGrad bursaries:
If you wish to become a BioGrad Partner School please complete the below form. Once complete you will receive an email with a paper form to complete and return.
BioGrad Partner Schools receive a FREE careers talk in their school each year
Teachers simply select their preferred dates for a school visit at the time they sign up as a partner school. The BioGrad booking team will be in touch to confirm availability.
Partner Schools are contacted in the summer term each year to organize talks for the autumn term.
“Just to say a massive thank you to Dr Kenny for coming in and speaking to our students. The talk was inspirational and showed our students the range of careers available to them. After the talk our students were allocated bursaries that allowed them to attend laboratory courses provided by BioGrad. I cannot thank the BioGrad team enough, they have changed the lives of some of our students, opening them up to possibilities they had never even considered.”
Archbishop Beck, Head of Careers
“Thank you so much for coming into school today to talk to our students. The feedback was extremely positive and we hope to have you back in at some point in the near future.”
Hilbre High School, Head of Science
“All students found the BioGrad lecture to be inspiring with plenty of questions from our attending students who varied between Biological Sciences, Medicine and Healthcare.”
Cardiff Sixth Form, College Work Observation Officers