For too many of the most able students who could thrive at Cambridge, there are real or perceived barriers to coming here.
We must improve access to middle and lower income students and combat entrenched social and economic disadvantage. At King’s, we are already leading the way in UK state school access, but we need to do more.
Watch and listen to our staff and students talk about some of the benefits that the encouragement of applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures can bring to the College community:
A new Student Access and Support Initiative will transform King’s ability to improve access and ensure that students with talent and tenacity will be welcomed, valued and thrive here. The Supplementary Exhibition Fund (SEF) and the new King’s Top-up Bursary Scheme play a vital role in supporting our undergraduates.
Student hardship at graduate level is an acute problem. There are now fewer grants available and less student loan availability, penalising students from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. We need to be able to fund more MPhil studentships, and ensure that the lifeblood of Cambridge’s academic success, world-class research students, are supported by endowed PhD studentships.
Gift opportunities in the new Student Access and Support Initiative
- Access initiatives: £77,000 per annum
- Study grants: £156,000 per annum
- Top-up bursary scheme: £135,000 per annum
- Supplementary Exhibition Fund (SEF): £600,000
- Overseas students (undergraduate): £750,000
- Graduate support: £200,000 per annum
Gifts of all sizes are invited towards these annual targets.
Director of Development and Fellow
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