Birmingham was founded on the belief that university education should be available to those who could benefit most. No student with the talent and potential to succeed should be dissuaded in any way by their social and economic position. Thanks to your support, the Access to Birmingham (A2B) scheme has helped over 250 such students to succeed at university. In 2010/11, 74% of scholarship students received a first class or an upper second class honours degree. With your support, we will continue to offer this life-changing opportunity to talented but disadvantaged young people.
Anwara Choudhury (BSc Psychology, 2010), Psychology teacher and A2B scholarship recipient "The scholarship helped me not to worry about money and to just focus on my education. Without it I believe I would not have been able to become a teacher and in turn help young people fulfill their educational aspirations and dreams"
The A2B Scholarship, worth £1,200 a year, ensures that financial support is available to the most able students who have shown a commitment to achieve at university but who otherwise may not move into higher education because they are not able to afford it or simply have no family history of doing so.
By supporting a student through the A2B scheme, you are not only changing their life; by enabling the first member of their family to attend university, you are having a transformational influence on future generations of that family, raising pride and aspirations for higher education more broadly.
Find out more about some of the highlight achievements of the A2B scheme.
To discuss how you can support the Access to Birmingham scheme, contact Phil Addy [+44(0)121 414 8641], or give today.
Martin Devenish (BCom Industrial Economics and Business Studies, 1986) and generous supporter of the A2B Scheme since 2007 "I was the first in my family to go to university and financially it was a struggle at times. I wanted to ensure no future students would be dissuaded from applying to Birmingham because of their personal circumstance"