"Thirteen Academy is a fantastic opportunity for those who live in a Thirteen home and are on a low-income to study for a degree and land their dream job."
Thirteen Academy, launched in partnership with Teesside University, gives Thirteen customers the opportunity to apply for funds to cover the cost of course fees, with several scholarships available.
The scheme is intended to support those from low-income households, who might not otherwise consider applying to university, to study for a degree.
Ian Wardle, Chief Executive of Thirteen, said:
“Thirteen Academy is a fantastic opportunity for those who live in a Thirteen home and are on a low-income to study for a degree and land their dream job.
“This scheme will enable more people from low-income homes to go to university, enabling them on the road to a fulfilling career.
“At Thirteen, we are wholly committed, not just to providing high quality homes for people to live in, but to supporting our customers to reach their full potential.”
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise and Business Engagement) Professor Jane Turner OBE DL, said:
“Teesside is an inclusive university, proud to be rooted in the community and committed to widening participation, providing access to higher education to people from diverse backgrounds.
“We offer a wide range of scholarships and are delighted to be working in partnership with Thirteen to provide additional support and study opportunities to its residents.”
Courses available include:
- School of Health & Social Care – any nursing, midwifery or health professions programmes
- School of Social Science, Humanities & Law – any social work programme
- School of Social Science, Humanities & Law – any education, early childhood or youth programme
- Teesside University Business School – such as accountancy, marketing and enterprise
- School of Science, Engineering & Design – any health science or food & nutrition programme.
Applications are open until 8 March 2019.