Richard Hart Bursary

This bursary is open to black, Asian and minority ethnic home (UK) students from the Bristol area studying particular courses. 

About the bursary

The Richard Hart Bursary is designed to widen participation in higher education and help people to succeed in furthering their ambitions. 

Richard Hart was a political activist, trade unionist, lawyer and historian. Born in Jamaica, Richard was an active participant in trade union and political affairs in Jamaica and the Caribbean, and became a founding member of the People’s National Party in Jamaica in 1938. Later he edited the progressive newspaper The Mirror in Guyana, and was Attorney General of Grenada under the People’s Revolutionary Government. Subsequently, he became a highly respected historian, living in Bristol. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by UWE Bristol in 2004.

We ask bursary holders to complete a short piece of project work around widening participation in higher education, using the skills they will be learning on their course. In addition, we maintain strong links with our alumni and if possible, we would like you to contribute to your programme in the future, for example through teaching or mentoring.

Study level  Masters, PhD, Professional Doctorate (full or part time)
Award values  £2,000 
Award duration  One academic year 
Eligible programmes 
  • MSc Business Psychology
  • MSc Health Psychology
  • MSc Occupational Psychology
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Doctor of Counselling Psychology
  • Doctor of Health Psychology
  • PhD
Number of awards available  Two for courses starting in the 2023/24 academic year
Nationalities accepted  Home (UK) students
Eligible applicants must 
  • be classed as a Home (UK) student
  • identify as Black, Asian and minority ethnic

How to apply

Please email for an application form.

Applications must be completed by 12:00 noon Friday 28 July 2023 and will then be judged by a panel. Please note that by applying, you give us permission to contact your referee.

If you have any questions please contact