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Financial Support for University Courses

We want to make your university education as flexible and affordable as possible. We offer a number of financial support options to help you go further by staying local.

With our quality assured courses, in state of the art facilities, we aim to offer a cost-effective alternative to travelling further afield to university. At the Hugh Baird University Centre, you can achieve your university level qualification, validated by either the University of Central Lancashire or Liverpool John Moores University, on your doorstep without the additional expense and upheaval of finding accommodation elsewhere.

The Hugh Baird University Centre Bursary Gift

We are committed to helping all of our students within their first year of study to purchase course related equipment as well as help towards the cost of international trips.

All new first year full time Foundation Degree students will be allocated a Bursary Gift of up to £500. The HBUC Bursary Gift will be linked to student attendance, punctuality and achievement.

Terms and conditions apply. Click here to read the terms and conditions.

The Hugh Baird University Centre Moving On Scholarship

The College recognises the need to support disadvantaged students who may not otherwise progress to a full Honours degree. We will allocate a limited amount of awards (5) of £500 for students who have been accepted for a full time Top up year at the Hugh Baird University Centre. This will be made available via application.

To be eligible for the Hugh Baird University Centre Moving On Scholarship, a 2nd year full time student will need to fulfil the following criteria:

  • Ordinarily resident in England or European Union.
  • Must be starting their first Higher Education Top up year.
  • The student must have a declared residual household income of less than £25,000.
  • Successful interview.

Bursaries for training to teach Maths

The training bursary is a financial incentive to attract and retain new high quality graduates to become teachers in the Further Education (FE) sector. Bursary levels will vary according to the degree classification held by the trainee.

Find out more.

Tuition Fee Loans

You don’t need to pay for your tuition fees up front - Tuition Fee Loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England. They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn. You may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan to help support your living costs.

For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance.

Maintenance Loans

Maintenance loans are repayable and are used for day-to-day living costs, such as food, rent and travel. They are usually paid in three instalments, directly into your bank account. (For full time students only).

For up to date information about eligibility and repayments, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance/loans-and-grants

Loan Repayments

You must pay back tuition fee loans and maintenance loans. You also pay interest on these. You don’t have to pay back other student finance, e.g grants and bursaries.

  • Your repayments are linked to your income.
  • Part time students sometimes start making repayments while they’re still studying.

For all of the most up-to-date information about Loan Repayments, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance.

Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs)

These allowances provide extra financial help for disabled students. They are paid on top of standard student finance packages and are not dependent on income, nor do they have to be repaid. You may get DSAs if you have a disability, ongoing health condition, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia.

For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance.

Other Financial Support

Some students may be entitled to financial support, such as Adult Dependants’ Grant, Childcare Support and Council Tax concessions. Elegibility for these will be based on individual circumstances.

Student Accommodation

Although we don’t have our own halls of residence, we can give you information on the local area and can signpost you to lettings agents and housing associations.

Travel Passes

There are a range of passes available that permit travel across a variety of modes including buses, trains and even ferries if required. To find out about travel concessions for students, visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk/tickets.

Student Breakfast
Every undergraduate at the Hugh Baird University Centre is entitled to a free breakfast of either porridge or toast, with orange juice, in any of the College Refectories, POD Cafe or L20 Cafe between 8am and 8.45am.

For information on all loans, grants or additional support, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance.

For more information

Please contact our Student Services team:

£500 Bursary Gift

For new first year full time Foundation Degree students. Terms apply. Find out more.

  • Request a prospectus

Full list of our Higher Education Courses
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Overview
Business and Management - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Creative Make Up Design and Practice - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Dementia and Assisted Living in Health and Social Care - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Digital Imaging and Photography - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing) - Foundation Degree (FdEng) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Fashion and Textiles - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Graphic Arts - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Health and Social Care - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Interior and Spatial Design - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Mental Health and Wellbeing - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Moving Image Production - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Visual Merchandising & Promotional Design - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Access to Higher Education
Business and Management
Overview
Chartered Management Institute Award, Certificate and Diploma in Management and Leadership
Business and Management - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Business & Management - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Business Administration - BA (Hons) Top up
Children, Young People and Education Studies
Overview
Children, Young People and their Services - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Education and Professional Studies - BA (Hons) Top up
Computing
Overview
Computing - FdSc
Computing - BSc (Hons) Top up
BSc (Hons) Computer Studies (Foundation Year)
Creative Make Up Design and Practice
Overview
Creative Make Up Design and Practice - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Creative Make Up Design and Practice - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Criminology
Overview
Criminology - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Criminology - BA (Hons) Top up
Digital Imaging and Photography
Overview
Digital Imaging and Photography - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Digital Imaging and Photography - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Digital Imaging and Photography - BA (Hons) Top up
Engineering
Overview
Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing) - Foundation Degree (FdEng) with Integrated Foundation Entry
FdEng Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing)
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Foundation Year)
BSc (Hons) Computer Studies (Foundation Year)
BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Foundation Year)
Event / Festival Management
Overview
Event and Festival Management - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Management in Events - BA (Hons) Top up
Fashion and Textiles
Overview
Fashion and Textiles - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Fashion and Textiles - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Fashion and Textiles - BA (Hons) Top up
Graphic Arts
Overview
Graphic Arts - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Graphic Arts - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Graphic Arts - BA (Hons) Top up
Health & Social Care
Overview
Health and Social Care - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Health & Social Care - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Dementia and Assisted Living in Health and Social Care - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Dementia and Assisted Living in Health and Social Care - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Mental Health and Wellbeing - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Mental Health and Wellbeing - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Health and Social Care - BSc (Hons) Top up
Hospitality
Overview
Hospitality Management - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Interior and Spatial Design
Overview
Interior and Spatial Design - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Interior and Spatial Design - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Interior and Spatial Design - BA (Hons) Top up
Moving Image Production
Overview
Moving Image Production - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Moving Image Production - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Moving Image Production - BA (Hons) Top up
Outdoor Adventure Studies
Overview
Outdoor Adventure Studies - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Outdoor Leadership - BA (Hons) Top up
Teaching & Education
Overview
Certificate in Education and Training, Preparatory
Certificate in Education / PGCE (Education and Training)
Certificate in Education and PGCE (Mathematics: Numeracy)
Advanced Certificate in Teaching Mathematics: Numeracy
Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English: Literacy
Visual Merchandising & Promotional Design
Overview
Visual Merchandising & Promotional Design - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Visual Merchandising and Promotional Design - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Visual Merchandising & Promotional Design - BA (Hons) Top up
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