Support from UCB

For new students starting a full-time undergraduate or PGCE course in September 2018 or after, University College Birmingham will provide financial support in the form of the ‘The Kick-Start Scheme’. Eligible students will receive credit of up to £800, which can be used on a dedicated website to purchase course-related materials or on certain items within UCB. The great news is, these funds don't need to be paid back!

The Kick-Start Scheme has been set up in partnership with the John Smith’s Group to help kick-start your studies and enable you to make the best of your time at University. The Scheme will help to improve access to the tools and resources you need to support your studies.

You do not need to apply for The Kick-Start Scheme. All eligible students will be able to collect their Kick-Start card as part of the enrolment process.  Once you have enrolled and collected your Kick-Start card it will be ready to use immediately. Your account will come preloaded with up to £300, and if you are eligible to receive the additional £500 this will be loaded onto your account from Semester 2.

Have a question?

For further details about your eligibility, funds and spending/account queries please visit our FAQ page.  

Some students will also be entitled to an electronic tablet, pre-loaded with relevant Apps, to assist you in your studies. View FAQs for the electronic tablets here.