Derby Achievement Scholarship - terms and conditions

What is the Derby Achievement Scholarship?
The Derby Achievement Scholarship is an award made to support a student's education. The Derby Achievement Scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement of the student.

Courses eligible for the Derby Achievement Scholarship
Any full-time undergraduate programme of study offered on campus by the University of Derby (“University”), other than the courses listed below as not eligible.

Courses not eligible for the Derby Achievement Scholarship
The Derby Achievement Scholarship is not available on the following programmes/courses/modes of study:

Foundation level courses
Corporate learning courses
Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) courses
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses
Accelerated Degrees
Apprenticeship courses
Postgraduate taught or research courses
MSc Pre-registration courses in the College of Health, Psychology & Social Care
Online courses
Courses with/undertaken at a Partnership institution
Short courses whether credit or non-credit bearing
Derby Achievement Scholarship Process
The detailed eligibility criteria and assessment process for the Derby Achievement Scholarship can be found below.

Eligibility Criteria
You are eligible for an Derby Achievement Scholarship under these Terms if you meet the following criteria:

1. The Scholarship is available for students who are studying their Level 3 qualifications within the academic year 2021/2022 and go on to achieve the published entry tariff points or above from three full A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications outlined below in the first sitting.

Students will need to achieve or exceed the highest tariff points within the tariff band of their chosen programme. For example, if the entry requirements are 112-120, students need to achieve 120 or above to receive the scholarship. The main qualifications accepted are as listed below:

a) A-Levels/Advanced VCE

b) Equivalent vocational qualifications:

- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

- OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

c) International Baccalaureate

d) Access to Higher Education Diploma

e) Three Scottish Advanced Highers

f) Irish Leaving Certificate

The following conditions also apply to those mentioned above.

2. The achieved UCAS points should be attained in the first sitting of the qualification.

3. AS levels, Extended Project, COPE, Music qualification or other qualifications with an equivalent rating cannot be included in the combination. Points can be calculated using the UCAS Tariff Points calculator.

4. You are a UK, citizen, or a citizen of the Channel Islands or Isle of Man and are liable for ‘Home' fee status. Other scholarships are available for International citizens and fee payers.

5. The Derby Achievement Scholarship is only available to students with home fee status, which includes EU students who have settled or part-settled status in the UK.

6. January and March 2022: If you are applying for a course starting in January 2022 (for entry into academic year 2021/2022) you must have applied by 7 January 2022. If you are applying for a course starting in March 2022 (for entry into academic year 2021/22) you must have applied by 4 February 2022. You must also hold an offer of a place from the University of Derby for an eligible Programme.

September 2022: If you are applying for a course starting in September 2022 (for entry into academic year 2022/2023) you must have applied by 30 June 2022. You must also hold an offer of a place from the University of Derby for an eligible programme.

7. You will be a new entrant student to the University for the Academic Year 2021/22 or 2022/23 and be enrolled as part of the 2021 or 2022 intake.

8. You are enrolling on your first undergraduate degree course in January 2022, March 2022 or September 2022.

9. You are being charged a Full Time Undergraduate tuition fee for your course.

10. You pay all Fees when they are due to the University in accordance with the Student Contract.

11. You accept and comply with all the terms of the Student Contract.

12. You meet all conditions set out in your Offer for admission (as appropriate).

13. You are enrolled and attending as a student on campus at the University at the time of Scholarship award.

The Scholarship Assessment Process
If you meet the Eligibility Criteria, you will be considered for the Scholarship. The Derby Achievement Scholarship is £1,000.

1. You do not need to apply for this scholarship. We will aim to process the assessment of your eligibility for the Scholarship in a timely manner provided you meet our Eligibility Criteria. If successful in being eligible to receive the Derby Achievement Scholarship, we will notify you by email.

2. This Scholarship will be paid in three instalments to eligible students who are enrolled on their course at the point payment is due. The precise dates of payment will be confirmed after enrolment. For September 2022 entry, payments are likely to be towards the end of November of the year you enrol (£340), the following February (£330), and May (£330). For January 2022 entry, payments are likely to be March (£500), July (£500). For March 2022 entry, payments are likely to be May (£500) and July (£500). Only successful assessments will receive notification, which will detail proposed payment dates. Payment will be made using the bank or building society details held by the Student Loans Company, providing you remain eligible at the point of payment.

3. This Scholarship is only awarded for the first academic year of study.

4. This Scholarship can be awarded in combination with the University of Derby Bursary.

5. This Scholarship cannot be gained in addition to a Buxton and Leek College Bursary, or any other bursary offered by the University of Derby unless specified in these terms and conditions.

6. If we are of the reasonable view that you do not meet our Eligibility Criteria, you will not receive the scholarship and you will not receive any notifications.

7. You must notify the University within 14 days of receiving confirmation details of the proposed Derby Achievement Scholarship award if you do not wish to receive it.

8. If at any stage you decide to defer entry onto the course until the following year, then typically you will no longer be eligible for the Derby Achievement Scholarship.

The terms and conditions set out here are an accurate account at the time of publication. However, the University of Derby reserves the right to modify, update or extend these conditions at any time.

For enquires concerning the Derby Achievement Scholarship please email askadmissions@derby.ac.uk or call +44 (0)1332 591167 and speak to a member of the team.

About these Terms
Please refer to the University’s Student General Terms and Conditions for further information.

If successful, you will be registered and enrolled on a programme with the University as a full-time on campus undergraduate student.

You must abide by the following policies of the University:

The Student Code of Conduct
IT Policies
Academic Regulations Policy and Procedures
We may make changes to these terms from time to time but the version that is applicable to you will be those that were in force at the date of your first enrolment with us, please see the version number applicable in the footer.

Removal of a Scholarship
We may remove the Scholarship immediately if:

You withdraw from your Programme; or
You are expelled, suspended or excluded from the whole or part of the University or your Programme for academic failure; or
We are of the reasonable opinion that you have made any misrepresentation (whether negligently or intentionally) to us either in respect of applying for the Scholarship or during the course of and in connection with your Programme at the university;
You fail to meet or fail to continue to meet any of the Offer Letter conditions, or if you do not provide the University with reasonable evidence that these conditions are met;
In the event you commence a Programme but defer the continuation of that Programme at any time during the Programme; or
We are of the reasonable opinion that you have acted fraudulently or dishonestly in connection with securing your Scholarship or place at the University.
In the event the Scholarship is removed, where appropriate, the University reserves the right to consider further action under the University’s Disciplinary policy.

If at any stage you decide to defer entry onto the course until the following year, then typically you will no longer be eligible for the Derby Achievement Scholarship.

Repayment of the Scholarship
If your Scholarship is removed for any of the reasons given above, you may be liable to pay us the monetary amount equating to your Scholarship, or the part payment of the Scholarship received by you at the date of removal, immediately on demand.

Marketing and Promotion
You may be required to make yourself available at reasonable notice for any publicity and marketing campaigns which we may want to run in connection with our scholarship schemes, which may include but not be limited to public appearances, speeches, photographs, blogging, tweeting or interviews.

How we may use your personal information
We will use the personal information you provide to us in applying for the Derby Achievement Scholarship to administer the Scholarship scheme only. We will retain all documents we receive in connection with the Scholarship scheme along with your other student records in accordance with our Data Protection Policy and other Data Governance policies.

Once you are enrolled at the University, we will contact you using your University student email account. It is your responsibility to check this account regularly for important information regarding payment of your Scholarship, and any other requests relating to the Scholarship scheme.