De Montfort University: Save our Scholarships

In a time of difficult funding, it is clear that Universities must save expenditure in order to maintain quality education and an excellent student experience.

However, changing scholarship criteria half way through a students’ time at university is unacceptable.

By increasing the threshold to 65% in order to receive their scholarship, 1,600 students face uncertainty as to whether they will receive the funding they were promised. Many students applied to DMU on the basis that this funding would be available if they simply passed the year. Changing this so abruptly is unfair.

This petition calls for a lowering of the 65% threshold to 60%, a benchmark we feel is more achievable for students and continues to strive for academic excellence. This petition also calls for the 65% threshold to be phased in through the year groups.

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    Joanne Ball, United Kingdom

    3 years ago Comments: Its outrageous, I was awarded a scholarship after doing the foundation art at dmu for achieving a distinction. I was told this scholarship was for 3 years during my degree. I was then told half way through my first year of the degree that I would now need to get 65% to keep the scholarship, I've got 64% and have been told I won't be aloud to keep it. Without this scholarship I don't know how i will be able to afford to stay on the degree course.
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    kirsty rawlinson, United Kingdom

    3 years ago Comments: -
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    Phililp Mitchell, United Kingdom

    3 years ago Comments: The scholarship was one of the main reasons why I chose DMU, not fair.
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