Portsmouth uni to get postgraduate funding

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THE University of Portsmouth is one of 40 universities to have been given a share of £25m government funding to better understand and boost taught postgraduate study.

The Postgraduate Support Scheme of 20 projects was announced yesterday by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce).

It aims to ensure success of taught postgraduate education by working with universities and employers to help students who might not otherwise study at a higher level.

The scheme will support more than 2,800 students nationally, 40 of them at the University of Portsmouth.

It will involve a range of activities including financial and pastoral support, mentoring and networking, curricula change, funded studentships, work placements and a variety of bursary and loan schemes.

Most of the projects will be working with a range of partners.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Portsmouth Rebecca Bunting said: ‘The University of Portsmouth will now have 40 scholarships to offer students to help understand postgraduate education.

‘This is a real achievement and will help sustain and build on postgraduate education locally and further afield.’