The Holt Education Trust has provided LJMU with £10,000 funding to support travel bursaries for undergraduate students and general support for postgraduate study living costs for science students from Merseyside.
The Trust has a key ethos to support ‘the promotion and encouragement of higher education among the people of Merseyside’.
Some of the students commented on how the bursaries have helped to enhance their student experience:
Neil Skidmore, Level 5 BSc Science and Football, said:
"The main reason for my application was to allow myself to gain the most out of my volunteer job at Southport Football club, whilst still managing to successfully maintain my studying standards without having to worry about working more hours at a part time job. This has already worked out well for me to now be able to attend more practice sessions with the first team players, giving me a lot of practical application of the physiological and coaching aspects involved with in professional football."
Rebecca Hebden, who is studying for an MSc in Pharmaceutical Manufacture and Quality Control commented:
"I am grateful there are charities and organisations, especially local ones, that believe in supporting postgraduate education and I feel very lucky to have been chosen."
Professor Wheeler, Dean of the Faculty of Science commented:
"We are always striving to improve every aspect of the student experience, and the bursaries supported by this funding will further enhance the opportunities for our undergraduates and postgraduate to gain invaluable work experience and broaden their horizons with periods of overseas study."
For more information about the P H Holt Foundation and the Holt Education trust please visit their website