UWE Bristol Employability Bursary

This bursary is available to students undertaking certain employability activities.

About the bursary

The new UWE Bristol Employability Bursary aims to support students to access a range of activities, which will add significant value to the student experience, but also empower students to achieve better graduate outcomes. 

There are 500 bursaries of up to £1,000 (depending on activity type) available in academic year 2021/2022. The bursary is allocated on a first come first served basis. This will be in addition to the UWE Bursary and will be paid as a lump sum.

Students can receive up to a maximum of £1,000 in funding per academic year. The academic funding year runs from the 1 August to 31 July. This means that if you take part in an activity before the 31 July 2022, you can apply for funding again after the 1 August 2022 for the 2022/2023 academic year. 



This bursary is for students who wish to undertake an eligible optional employability activity. The bursary is not able support activity that fulfils a compulsory requirement of a degree programme. 

For students carrying out activities that involve Overseas Travel, we are currently only supporting essential long-term overseas travel where the student is able to meet all the necessary requirements. 

To be eligible for this bursary you must: 

  • be an undergraduate student at UWE Bristol 
  • be a UK or EU student, pay UK student fees and receive a grant and/or loan from UK Student Finance 
  • have a household income of £25,000pa or below, as assessed by Student Finance 
  • have a confirmed place on one of the activities listed below. 

Please note you must apply for and secure one of the activities below before you can receive a bursary. Payment cannot be made unless your place has been confirmed by the provider and approved by UWE Bristol.

The following activities are eligible

How to apply

For the following activities, please complete the Employability Activity Confirmation 2020-22 process through InfoHub. Through this process you will be asked to confirm your eligibility.

  • sandwich placements (including self-employed placements)
  • Think Pacific Virtual Internship  

For all other activities, the relevant UWE Bristol team managing your activity will make you aware during their application process of when and how you will be considered for the bursary.