Salford launch STEM bursaries with The Roysia Foundation

Categories: School of Science, Engineering and Environment

The University of Salford, in collaboration with The Roysia Foundation, has announced The Roysia Foundation Access to STEM Bursaries that will provide invaluable support for students completing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) degree.

Social mobility and improving access to education is a key strategic priority for the University with The Roysia Foundation, a UK charity dedicated to facilitating positive change with a focus on providing educational opportunities to those from underprivileged backgrounds being the latest partnership. 


The Bursaries have been designed to award first-year undergraduate students completing a STEM degree, from a low-income background, with a £1,000 non-repayable award, to help relieve the financial burden of higher education and any unexpected or living costs which may arise. Dr Lee Harland, Trustee and Chair of the Rosyia Foundation said: “We’re pleased to confirm our partnership with the University. We were impressed by the breath of the University’s activities in supporting students from disadvantaged backgrounds throughout their education and beyond. Salford’s approach fits perfectly with our core mission to help improve access to higher education opportunities.”


Denise Rennie, Deputy Dean of the School of Science, Engineering and Environment at the University of Salford, added: “As a University, we strive to give our students equal opportunities and are determined to continue improving access to STEM pathways and promoting the importance of diversity and inclusiveness. We are delighted to partner with the Roysia Foundation and announce a new donor-funded bursary which will provide invaluable support to first-year students as they transition into university life.”

The Roysia Foundation Access to STEM Bursaries will initially support nine students during their first year of study, with the first three recipients being awarded during the 2022/23 academic year, and the final three in the 2024/25 academic year.

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