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Jessie Powell

Jessie is Policy and Communications Manager at Commonweal Housing.

Memorial bursary applications open to students for a second year

Applications are now open for students at the University of Birmingham to apply for one of three bursaries supported by Commonweal Housing.

The bursary remembers Commonweal’s late Trustee Jane Slowey, who had a huge impact on the charity during her ten years in the position, right up until her passing in 2017.

For the second year running, the bursary is open to undergraduate students in the School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham, whose final year dissertation is focused around housing, social justice and young people.

Last year, the bursary supported two students to complete their dissertations, Jessica Duncan who received one of the £2,500 bursaries said: “Being selected for the Jane Slowey Memorial Bursary is an incredible opportunity which will enable me to give time and resources to my dissertation that I wouldn’t otherwise have had access to.

“I’m so grateful to Commonweal for the opportunity which has motivated me even further to focus my work and hopefully create a really valuable piece of research.”

Alongside funding, recipients also have the opportunity to seek informal senior mentoring and advice from members of the Commonweal Housing team, helping them to think about next steps following their final year at University.

The 2018/19 recipients of the bursary will be presenting their research to a select group of Commonweal’s friends, staff, Trustees and members of Jane Slowey’s immediate family at a celebration in June.

To find out more about the bursary visit the University of Birmingham’s website.

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