Coventry University (CU) has announced the launch of 300 scholarships to support people whose careers have been impacted by the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
Striving to help these people retrain and boost their employability, the CU Career Enhance Scholarship is designed for those who have lost their jobs, had their hours slashed or their pay reduced as a result of the pandemic. Part of the Coventry University Group, CU offers largely vocational courses across three campus locations in London, Coventry and Scarborough. The institution is known for its flexible learning options that allow students to tailor their education around existing work or home responsibilities.
Successful scholarship applicants will gain access to technical and professional training, skills and knowledge through a range of taught programmes offered at CU Coventry, CU Scarborough or CU London. It promises a discount of £500 per year on applicable undergraduate courses starting between January and July 2021. Subjects include computer science, cybersecurity, engineering policing, primary education, and more.
Recipients can take one module at a time, making the course content easily digestible. Degrees are broken down so that at the end of each year, students earn a qualification that builds up their CV as they work towards a full degree. No end-of-year exams are required, since assessments – such as coursework, presentations and more – are integrated within the programme itself.
“We recognise the impact that COVID-19 has had on many people’s employment. The financial support available in the form of this scholarship is designed to support students with their studies, to help them improve their employability,” said John Dishman, pro-vice chancellor and CEO of CU Group. “Our CU campuses offer career-focused and employer-valued courses that can help students break into a new industry. The ‘life-shaped’ learning model at CU campuses allows students to fit study around work for caring commitments.”
Scholarship applicants must demonstrate how their employment or career has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis, and must also show that they currently are or had previously been in employment for at least three years.
Scholarship details, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, are available via the following campus links below: