The UK government has confirmed that funding will be available to students on eligible nursing, midwifery and allied health courses from September 2020.
The funding – a payment of at least £5,000 per year that will not need to be paid back – will be available for new and continuing students on eligible health courses.
A previous funding scheme offered to students was removed in 2017, with the new announcement returning important funds to students working towards careers that will help to support the NHS.
Bournemouth University is a major provider of healthcare professionals into the NHS, with many choosing to stay and work locally in Dorset on completion of their degrees at BU. The return of the funding coincides with the opening of BU’s new Bournemouth Gateway Building in Autumn 2020, a bespoke teaching building for the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences.
Professor Stephen Tee, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at Bournemouth University, said, “This announcement is very good news indeed and I am sure will be welcomed by those choosing to undertake a really exciting career in health programmes.”
Dr. Sara White, Acting Deputy Dean Education and Professional Practice within the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at Bournemouth University, said, “Health students are a valuable asset to the health care of the nation and receiving financial support is an recognition of the work they do on complex education programmes and their value as health care practitioners.”
For more information about the announcement, including eligibility and further updates when they are available, visit the UK government website.
Bournemouth University has a number of nursing, midwifery and healthcare courses available for September 2020 - check the course pages of the BU website for more information.