Financial Support for Undergraduates
£150 free credit for books and other learning materials
The University is offering new Home and EU students enrolling in the 2017/18 or 2018/19 academic year £150 credit to spend, giving you the best possible start to life at BCU.
The scheme is open to all new Home and EU undergraduate degree students and can be spent on a wide range of items from an online shop stocking books, clothes, art supplies, medical/nursing equipment and more. The credit will be allocated to first year Home/EU students enrolling on undergraduate degree programmes (£9,250 fee payers only) in the 2017/18 or 2018/19 academic years.
I am joining a four-year integrated Masters programme at BCU in the 2017/18 or 2018/19 academic year, am I eligible?
Yes, as long as you are a Home or EU student as outlined above.
How do I get the £150?
Once you're enrolled, check your university email at icity.bcu.ac.uk. Find the email from firstname.lastname@example.org and follow the instructions. This will enable you to log on to www.bcu.ac.uk/spend so that you can start spending.
What can I spend the credit on?
The £150 credit can be spent on a wide range of items from an online shop stocking books, clothes, art supplies, medical/nursing equipment and much more.
Where can I spend it?
The £150 will come in the form of credit for use in the John Smith’s BCU online shop. John Smith’s delivers and administers the credit on behalf of the University.
Do I have to spend the money all at once?
No, but credit must be used before you leave the University.
Do I have to pay this back when I leave or if I withdraw from studies?
No. But only enrolled students are eligible so if you withdraw from your programme the account will be closed and the unspent credit will no longer be available to you. In the event of Interruption to your studies, any unspent credit will be suspended until a time when your registration is reactivated, provided you continue to meet the eligibility criteria.
What if I want to buy something that is worth more than £150?
You can use your funds to pay part of the cost and top up the difference with your own money.
How can I find out which books or materials I need?
Your programme leader will be in touch to let you know what books and/or materials you might need ahead of enrolment. You’ll be able to access the Reading Lists Online site after you’ve enrolled, when you will receive an email with all the information you need to access it.
Can I transfer my £150 to a friend/relative?
No. This funding is not transferable to another individual.
Who can I ask if I have questions?
John Smith’s runs the scheme on our behalf and have an email address for any queries. If you have any questions please email email@example.com.