Parents and Carers

Grants for first-generation students

First generation grants are offered if your child is the first person in the family who is going to university. It is to provide additional financial support, guide you through the application process, and to help with the whole process of going to university, since it can be difficult to know what it entails if you have not experienced that before.

The overarching idea is to encourage wider participation and increase accessibility for the UK's younger generation, so no matter the circumstances and hardships there will be financial support through student finance and additional financial support. There may also be additional funds for hardship or other circumstances available, so it is always worth enquiring with the Student Funding Team to see what is available.

Such funds are also to support the student learning experience, since many students take part-time work while studying for financial reasons or to gain experience. Students can however sometimes feel the need to overwork and loose some focus on their studies if they feel under pressure. 

You can find more information about First Generation Funds on the UK Government Website. Additionally, other scholarship database resources will be good to explore with keywords such as '1st generation in family' or first in family'.

You can also chat with our staff directly every Wednesday from 2 pm - 4 pm and periodically throughout the working week.

Alternatively, chat with our current students who will be able to share this information with you and any other course-related queries.

Or book onto one of our Open Days or Course Advice Days to find out more and speak with the team.

We're delighted to be No. 1 in the North West for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2021), and for the past 5 years, we have been voted No.1 for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2021, North West).