Opportunity Bristol provides financial support to UK students from Black backgrounds to undertake a fully-funded research-related Masters degree. To date, the Opportunity Bristol scheme has provided funding to 14 Black students to study on research-related master’s degrees.

Resources required:

  • Funding.
  • Networking with other academic/professional networks.
  • Use materials available or as case study to make cases for.

Available evidence of impact:

  • Increase in students from underrepresented backgrounds attending university.
  • Application figures.

Links to available resources:

Implementation and potential challenges:

  • Universities can signpost and link to content.
  • Funding to create scholarships.
  • Support from university.

How to Use:

  • Finalise objectives and target students for the scholarship.
  • Use real case studies from similar universities to negotiate funding at a university level.
  • Investigate relevant funding streams i.e. Access and Participation, Levelling up funding etc.
  • Consider linking with partner or local institutions/organisations to deliver and co-fund.
  • Framework for supporting scholars through the process and during the scholarship.