Your support reduced financial stress during my time at uni
Ellis is studying Biochemistry at Aberystwyth University and was awarded a bursary of £3,000; £1,000 for each year of his three year degree course.
“Thanks to the money provided I managed to remain financially stable throughout the entire of my 2nd year, not once going into my overdraft and have managed to achieve a 2:1 in my degree. This was helped by the grant because I had to pay the rent for my flat over the summer with only a part time job, which would mean I would’ve struggled at the start of my course financially but the grant kept me stable and allowed me to continue to pay my rent and afford groceries, reducing my stress and allowing me to focus on my course.
This grant has made a noticeable contribution to my performance in my course. With biochemistry, and all sciences, a larger amount of scientific literature is needed to be analysed to create scientific protocols, literature reviews, essays and reports. Most of the papers are free to access but some require payment which I was able to do on occasion so that I might find the best literature on the related subject which helped me to achieve the highest grade (88%) in the class for one of my essays. I have also been able to buy lots of stationery and relevant equipment and fix my laptop.”