The Paul Stephenson Bursary (Education and Childhood)

Eligible for new undergraduate applicants to the School of Education and Childhood.

About the bursary

The Paul Stephenson Bursary is an award of £2,000 a year designed to widen participation in higher education and help people to succeed in furthering their ambitions within the Education and Childhood sector. 

Two bursaries will be available to students from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. 

Paul Stephenson, OBE, is a community worker, activist and long-time campaigner for civil rights for the British African Caribbean community. He lives in Bristol and in 1963 led a boycott of the Bristol Omnibus Company protesting against its refusal to employ Black or Asian drivers or conductors. After a 60 day boycott, the company revoked its colour bar ban. 

In return for this money we ask students to participate in a widening participation event in the School of Education and Childhood to help us continue our EDI (Equality, diversity and inclusion) work. 

Eligibility and how to apply

The scheme is designed for new undergraduate applicants to the School of Education and Childhood starting in September 2024.

Applicants must hold an offer for a course in The School of Education and Childhood and identify as being from a Black, Asian and minority ethnic background.

Applications are now open for offer holders for courses starting in September 2024.

For further information about this bursary and how to apply, please contact Myra.evans@uwe.ac.uk.