David Dalby

Use of Bursary?

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If not a MIS responsibility, could you pass on to relevant person please. I've had a Bursary request for student to have a Dietician funded, no doubt they need it, and NHS have given an appointment in May, but staff say needed more urgently and can't access education until their health improves. I feel uncomfortable funding a health need from Bursary - anyone disagree and think it's ok or have other comments?

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Martin West

That’s a health issue and as the NHS is free at source it should not be through ESFA funding?

#AllAboutCompliance

HI David,

I agree with you.  The bursary guide is quite clear - Institutions are also reminded that the bursary fund is intended to help students with the essential costs of participating in their study programme, so to help with the cost of essential books or equipment or with the cost of travelling to school or college, for example. The bursary fund is not intended to support costs not related to education, extra-curricular activities or provide learning support - services that institutions give to students – such as counselling, mentoring or extra tutoring.