Record Half-Bursary

The Record Half Bursary is open to all undergraduate Freshers at Balliol wishing to pursue a public sector or not-for-profit career following graduation. This includes public services, e.g. the health service, school teaching, etc., and the public sector, e.g. national or local government, work, etc.; or, alternatively, NGOs, charities, etc. The bursary is intended to help students to follow their career aspirations, e.g. through vacation internships, even if their chosen path is not necessarily a lucrative one.

The successful applicant will be chosen on the basis of (a) financial need, (b) recommendations from tutors, (c) a personal statement, and (d) an interview with relevant College Officers.

Type of award: 
Academic or academic-related
Welfare and hardship
Eligibility or selection criteria: 

Open to all undergraduate Freshers at Balliol who have an interest in public sector careers or in working for not-for-profit organisations. 

Amount awarded: 

Up to £4,700 per annum throughout the second and third years of the undergraduate degree.

How and when to apply: 

The Record Half Bursary is advertised in Hilary Term, when submission should be made via the Student Finance Officer. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed in Trinity Term and the outcome of the competition will be announced towards the end of Trinity. At the end of each year for which the award is made, recipients will be expected to submit a report of their activities.

Further information: 

If you have any queries, please contact the Student Finance Officer.

Funding source(s): 

The Record Half-Bursary is funded by Record Currency Management Ltd, founded by Neil Record (Balliol 1972).