Your Manchester Fund makes a difference for thousands of current Manchester students, thanks to the University of Manchester's alumni and friends who so generously provide financial support.
This bursary scheme is designed to support students living in University of Manchester Halls of Residence by providing them with a laptop computer. Since September 2009, the Accommodation Office in partnership with the Your Manchester Fund have been providing a new opportunity for students living in University of Manchester halls of residence.
Students have been given the option to be considered for the Halls Laptop Bursary when they make an application for accommodation.
Each year, the Accommodation Office coordinates a preset expenditure from the Your Manchester Fund to purchase laptops that will be issued under the Halls Laptop Bursary (HLB) Scheme. The HLB is designed to enable the University of Manchester to help students who do not have a computer of their own because they cannot afford to buy one of their own.
The Fund is discretionary however it is designed to ensure all applications are looked at consistently. In order to achieve this standard approach the University of Manchester must adhere to an agreed process for assessing applications from students. If you qualify for a laptop from the scheme, you will become the owner and will be responsible for maintaining it.
The HLB scheme does not provide automatic entitlement and should not be regarded as a guaranteed means of being equipped with a computer. Students are not eligible to apply if they are all ready in receipt of University financial support.
All undergraduate and postgraduate students living in University of Manchester residences are eligible to apply for the Halls Laptop Bursary Scheme. In setting guidelines for the use of the funds the following students living in University of Manchester halls of residence will be given priority:
Details of how to apply for the 2012/13 Halls Laptop Bursary Scheme supported by the alumni Your Manchester Fund will be published here shortly.
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