BIMM University launches the Fair Access Fund for courses starting in 2024

16 May, 2024

At BIMM University we believe that a diverse student body makes for a more creative and dynamic community. That’s why we are committed to promoting equal opportunities for all students, and we actively seek to recruit a diverse student body that is reflective of the wider creative community.

With that in mind, BIMM University is excited to announce the launch of The Fair Access Fund, a bursary initiative aimed at encouraging students from underrepresented and financially disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue their dream career in the creative industries.

Impact and Success of The Fair Access Fund

Last year, The Fair Access Fund made a huge impact, supporting over well over 600 students. This comprised 590 bursaries and 136 smaller access awards, providing crucial financial assistance to students facing various challenges and hardships.

What makes The Fair Access Fund so important is that it assists underrepresented higher education students, including those from low-income backgrounds, care leavers, care-experienced individuals, estranged students, those with disabilities, mature students, and students from the Global Majority.

Specific support for ICTheatre students

With financial aid packages of up to £1,500 per academic year, the fund provides support for living expenses, acquiring course materials such as books and essential equipment, and accessing resources such as the Disabled Students’ Allowance for additional learning support.

“The Fair Access fund has helped me with travel, shopping and all the necessities. The support system at ICTheatre has been so helpful and accessible. Without it, I don’t know what I would have done.”

 Tia Chipperfield – Acting for the 21st Century student, Brighton campus. 

How To Apply

We are now taking registrations of interest for The Fair Access Fund – you can find out more information and to how to register here. We will be in touch after 1 June 2024 to start the conversation about how we can support you.

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