Ravensbourne’s new Aspire scheme introduces flexible bursaries
Ravensbourne has partnered with student supplies store John Smith to replace their laptop bursary with a new flexible scheme called Aspire. New full-time undergraduate students enrolling in Autumn 2019 will now be able to split their £300 bursary across the hundreds of products available on the Aspire website.
New undergraduate students will now receive up to £300 on a pre-loaded bursary card at enrolment, with no application necessary. Students can then visit the Aspire website to purchase a laptop, cameras, specialist accessories, books and much more at discounted prices. For instance, Mac laptops will be available at prices matching the educational discount on the Apple site, before you apply the bursary to the purchase. Students can double check the recommended laptops for their courses here.
The new scheme replaces the former laptop bursary which allowed first year students to put £300 towards a laptop. Now students that already have the appropriate laptop can use the bursary across other products that complement their course. The card can be topped up throughout the year, with students being able to access their reading lists and purchase the corresponding books on the website.
As well as the £300, an extra £200 can additionally be added to the card for students from certain low income backgrounds. Students who are eligible for these additional funds will be contacted directly by Student Services.
You can find out more about our bursaries and scholarships here.