FE Travel Bursaries

This year a bursary fund is available for FE delegates attending NUS National Conference. Read more on how to apply below

Who can receive a bursary?

Bursaries are available to all further education students’ unions that are currently affiliated to NUS or are in the process of applying to affiliate to NUS. Bursaries are available to cover travel costs for the following attendee types:

  • Delegates attending National Conference
  • Free observer places (if your Union is entitled to send this)
  • A maximum of one staff member where their attendance is required to support delegates in line with college safeguarding procedures

How much is available?

We have made available bursaries of up to £70 per attendee. This means we will be able to support 70-100 delegates to attend National Conference.

If your ticket is less than £70 in value we will pay the full amount for the ticket. If it is higher the maximum we will pay in bursary is £70 per attendee.

Each institution can apply for a bursary for each of their attendees (as outlined above). The total value of the bursary we award cannot be higher than a Union’s affiliation fee.

How do I apply?

You can apply for the bursary online using this form. To apply you will need to tell us:

  • Your institution name, contact and email
  • Names of each of the attendees you are applying for bursaries for
  • Costs of travel for each attendee and evidence to support this (e.g. screenshot of booking website)

The deadline to apply for the bursary will coincide with the close of registration on Friday 16 February 2018 or when the bursary fund is fully spent – whichever comes first. We would, therefore, encourage you to apply early.

You will also need to register online for National Conference by the registration deadline (Friday 16 February 2018 for registration with accommodation, Friday 2 March final deadline).

For more information, please see the links below or contact Ricky Chotai, Membership Engagement Co-ordinator (Ricky.Chotai@nus.org.uk).