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About the Kick-Start Scheme


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About the Kick-Start Scheme

The Kick-Start Scheme will provide you with funds to purchase items that will benefit you in your learning and in this new chapter of your life as a UCB student.

At UCB we want to support our students to help them to achieve, develop and be successful during their time studying with us and beyond. This is why UCB have developed 'The Kick-Start Scheme'. The scheme aims to kick-start your studies and future career by improving access to the tools and resources you need to support you in your studies. The Kick-Start Scheme will provide you with funds to purchase items that will benefit you in your learning and in this new chapter of your life as a UCB student.

UK undergraduate students studying a full-taught year will get £300 of funds at the start of the academic year. If you are a UK student with a household income of below £25,000 you will be entitled to a further £500 at the start of your second semester. Both your household income and your eligibility as a UK student will be determined by your Student Finance assessment. You therefore need to ensure you (and anyone else who provides information as part of your Student Finance application) give consent for their information to be shared with the University.

You can spend your funds on the following:

  • On the Kick-Start website - take a look to see what you can purchase! (www.ucb-kickstart.co.uk)
  • At the Student Guild for Society Membership fees and UCB-branded clothing
  • Membership of the Gym at Moss House 
  • In the cafés at Summer Row and McIntyre House as well as the Living Room at Moss House 
  • The Cakes and Bakes shop 

Further details about the scheme can be found on the University College Birmingham website at:

www.ucb.ac.uk/student-support/financial-support/the-kick-start-scheme   

You can email ku/ca/bcu//tratskcik about your eligibility for Kick-Start. 

You can email ku/oc/tratskcik-bcu//ecivres/remotsuc with any queries about using your funds, your Kick-Start card, your balance and orders.

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