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Nurturing talented musicians

For many of the brightest students, arts and culture may determine their choice of university.

Currently there is severe lack of funding for instruments and equipment together with the need for a high quality, dedicated music space.

Nurturing the city and region

Your support will enable us to attract the best young minds to enrich not just the University, but the city and region.

Sophie George - BA History

"My musical scholarship has greatly enhanced my university experience. It has given me more structure to my week and makes me feel like I am part of something special. As it took me a while to settle into university life, getting involved with the choir really helped me with the transition.

It is also so wonderful to be around people who share the same passion for singing that I have. As a humanities student, I have little contact hours and find myself doing a lot of independent learning, which at times can be lonely. The choir gives me something outside the stress of university work and also allows me to sing with like-minded individuals, who I have grown to have great friendships with.

I have decided to save the money from my scholarship and plan to put it towards a master’s degree after my three years of studying, which will ultimately help me become more employable.

Being awarded a scholarship has massively helped me grow in musical ability and confidence. Being able to sing along side extremely talented individuals helps me strive for a better sound. It has also helped me to massively improve my sight reading skills and will be invaluable when I take my grade 8 in classical singing next year."