How our students spent their Meet or Beat cash

Our Meet or Beat Scholarship means that you could receive £1000 if you join us! To a student, it’s safe to say that £1000 will go a long way – and there are so many ways to spend it! We asked our students how they chose to splash the cash and whether it gave them a helping hand at the beginning of their university journey.

What did you use the £1000 for?

“I used it to help pay my rent.” - Caitlin

“When I first received the money, I spent it on travel to uni and to cover the cost for the transportation to placement and university which I found very useful.” - Faudumo

“I used the money on my course. I decided to buy a few SD cards and a huge hard drive to hold all my work.” - Faustina

“I used my Meet or Beat towards a new laptop and headphones that I use daily!” - Michael

“The first payment fell just before Christmas, so I used some of this money to buy gifts for my family, rail tickets to uni and more textbooks that I needed for the new semester. The recent second payment was used to treat my children to a couple of days out during half term and also helped towards the ever-increasing utility bills.” - Stacey-Jane

How did receiving the Meet or Beat scholarship help you?

“As I gave up my main job to come to university, I found these additional payments really helped me especially with the cost of living increasing all the time. These payments allowed me to treat myself to things such as books or a Starbucks when at uni, and to treat my children to days out that I may not have been able to afford otherwise.” - Stacey-Jane

“Having these items have significantly helped me in my media course due to the fact that every semester I’m always making videos, collecting media and storing a lot of coursework.” - Faustina

“The Meet or Beat helped me fund a new laptop for my studies which I pretty much use all the time, so I think it's a great asset the university has!” - Michael

“It helped me not to worry about money and missing out on things due to rent.” - Caitlin

“The money helped me as it allowed me to have days out not worrying about my spending. Being a university student means being on a tight budget, but with the money it allowed me to spend wisely and still have fun.” - Faudumo

See if you are eligible for our Meet or Beat Scholarship