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University announces Chancellor Scholarships recognising academic achievement for future undergraduate students

The University of Hull has created the ‘Chancellor Scholarship,’ with 10 full-fee scholarships offered every year for three years to excellent undergraduate applicants.

Ahead of the 2024/25 academic year, the University of Hull is pleased to announce the launch of a new scholarship for all UK-domiciled applicants across all academic disciplines.

This scholarship aims to assist and support students throughout their studies, allowing them to become successful in their undergraduate pursuits at the University. Ten students will be awarded monetary support each year, with applicants chosen via an expert panel.

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Rt Hon Alan Johnson

Alan Johnson, Chancellor at the University of Hull, said: “It’s an enormous privilege to be the new Chancellor of the University of Hull and initiating the Chancellor’s Scholarships is a perfect way to mark the occasion. The student experience has always been a major aspect of Hull’s attraction and these scholarships will enable an additional thirty academically gifted students from across the country the opportunity to share it.”

Professor Dave Petley, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Hull, said: “This is an amazing opportunity for students around the country as they begin to embark on their student experience. I am delighted to be able to announce the scholarships – at such a fitting time when our new Chancellor, the Right Honourable Alan Johnson has joined us and is officiating at our graduation ceremonies this month.

Having maintained firm links with the University over the years, Alan is committed to our future success as a research intensive institution and to supporting us as we build on the student experience so that it is truly exceptional.

Professor Dave Petley

Students planning to study at the University of Hull on a full-time undergraduate programme are eligible, as well as those applying for an integrated masters programme. The applicant must also demonstrate academic achievement and potential.

In terms of criteria for how each applicant will be assessed, an expert panel will look at each application and decide on their academic achievement, motivation and academic potential for their chosen course of study. Other aspects will also be noted, including the future students’ communication skills, originality of their submission and how they propose they will add to the University and student experience outside the classroom.

The submissions will be expected in video format and all details on how to apply will be published in full detail ahead of the scholarship open date.

These videos will be first viewed by Admissions and Recruitment colleagues who will shortlist applicants. After, a selection of candidate videos will be assessed and the decision made final by a selected committee including: Pro-Vice-Chancellor Education, Executive Director Academic Services and Executive Director Advancement and External Relations.

Recipients of the University of Hull Chancellor Scholarship will be expected to agree to a scholar charter detailing expectations of them whilst students such as maintaining high academic performance, involvement in student activities, willingness to meet scholarship donors on request and to participate in recruitment activities where possible.

Mr Johnson, a former Secretary of State for Education and Skills, succeeds the Right Honourable Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone, who has stepped back from the role, which she held since 2006.

An honorary graduate of the University of Hull in 2018, Mr Johnson is a staunch advocate of the University and keen contributor to University and alumni events. His accomplishments and extensive experience ensure that he will also be an impressive role model for graduates, an engaging and motivational speaker, and a highly credible and influential ambassador for the University.

To learn more about the new scholarship, and how you can apply, view the dedicated web page here.

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