1. Eligibility

  1. The Landsec Bursary is an award of up to £10,000 per year for 3 years (subject to annual budget approval) which is open to students going into their first year of study on the full time BSc Property Development course at the University of Portsmouth. In addition eligible students must have a family income of £25,000pa* or less and must also meet one of the following criteria (evidence may be requested):
    1. Attended a state run or state funded school between the ages of 11 and 16;
    2. Were eligible to receive free school meals at any point during their education (relevant to those finishing school after 1980);
    3. When aged 14, their parent or carer (main household earner) was one of the following:
      1. Someone who needed technical knowledge or specialist training to do their job, such as a technician, plumber, printer, electrician, gardener or train driver; or
      2. Someone whose job involved routine or manual work, or provided a service to members of the public, such as postal worker, machine operative, security guard, caretaker, farm worker, catering assistant, sales assistant, HGV driver, cleaner, porter, packer, labourer or customer service; or
      3. Unemployed and claimed Jobseeker’s Allowance (or unemployment benefit) for more than a year.

      In addition to the above, eligible students must:

      1. Be a UK student who is liable for the UK rate of tuition fees (EU, International and Channel Islands students are not eligible to receive the Bursary).
      2. Be willing to provide a quote summarising how the bursary award and non-financial support (namely mentoring) has benefited your studies.(This will be used for programme evaluation purposes and may be used on the website and social media with your explicit consent.)
      3. Provide evidence to the satisfaction of the University that you meet the criteria for the scholarship.
      4. Agree that your details will be shared for reporting purposes with Land Securities Group plc (Landsec), who are funding the bursary.
      5. The bursary aims to support young adults aged 16+ years from underrepresented backgrounds who meet the UK Social Mobility Commission key criteria in the areas where they have real-estate. Therefore students who attended a school or college in Portsmouth will have an advantage.
  2. There is one bursary available and student eligibility does not guarantee that students will receive an award. Students will need to apply for the bursary and successful applicants will be selected by a panel.
  3. Only students studying BSc Property Development (full time) at the University of Portsmouth are eligible. Top up courses, degree apprenticeships and distance learning courses are not eligible.


2. Academic criteria

  1. Applicants must meet the specific course entry criteria for their course.
  2. Bursary payments will not be made in repeat years or placement years.


3. Application process

  1. Applicants will need to complete the bursary application before the deadline in order to be considered 
  2. As part of the bursary application, students will need to answer a set of written questions outlining the impact the scholarship will have on you, your education and your future aspirations. 
  3. Decisions on the award of the scholarship will be made by a panel. Decisions will be based on the eligibility criteria and the scholarship application. The panel’s decision is final and the panel shall not be obliged to provide reasons for their decisions.
  4. Successful applicants will be notified by email within 2 months of the closing date for applications, including details of when payments will be made.
  5. Successful applicants must agree to these Terms and Conditions before any payments are made.
  6. Successful applicants must agree to the Conditions of Acceptance for the bursary before any payments are made.


4. Operational terms and conditions

  1. Bursaries will be awarded to successful students, subject to the availability of the limited awards.
  2. Students awarded the bursary will receive a £5,000 payment at the beginning of teaching block 1 and a further £5,000 payment at the beginning of teaching block 2. 
  3. The bursary payment will be paid into a bank account chosen by the student and is subject to students providing their bank details. 
  4. The University of Portsmouth will inform successful applicants of how and when these payments will be made at the earliest available opportunity. 
  5. Students must have completed their registration onto year 1 of their course to receive the bursary. Successful applicants will be required to fully register onto each year of their course to remain eligible for the scholarship. This entails completing the online registration form and providing original evidence of their personal identity in accordance with University regulations, and paying the residual balance of any fees. Any extension to become fully registered onto the course will need to be requested through the late registration process. If this does not happen students will become ineligible to receive the bursary.
  6. Students who withdraw from their studies before receiving full payment of the award will become ineligible for the bursary. No extenuating circumstances will be taken into consideration.
  7. Students who transfer to an ineligible course before receiving full payment of the award will become ineligible for the bursary.
  8. Applicants who receive the bursary will still be entitled to apply for student loans, scholarships and other bursaries, subject to their eligibility.
  9. The University’s decision on the allocation of the bursary in accordance with these terms and conditions is final. There is no appeal process.

*Family Income will be based on assessment carried out by Student Finance England (SFE) as part of their income assessment process. Students who have opted to be non-means tested or have not supplied sufficient evidence to SFE will be deemed ineligible.