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Gateley kickstarts bursary programme for UA92 students

We are to provide two bursaries for University Academy 92 (UA92) students as the higher education institution continues its mission to broaden access to higher education.

The partnership between our Manchester office and UA92, the ground-breaking higher education institution co-founded by Lancaster University and the Class of ‘92, will see the law firm provide two £5,000 bursaries in the coming academic year. This will fund students studying degrees and higher education courses across business, sport, media and digital disciplines.

Based in Trafford, Manchester, UA92 aims to make higher education accessible to all, through its founding principles of accessibility, social mobility and inclusivity. It is focused on fully preparing graduates for the world of work by offering industry-led courses. UA92 works closely with a range of businesses to provide mentoring, guest lectures and work experience opportunities, in addition to character and personal development guidance.

Sara Prowse, CEO of UA92, said: “We’re delighted that Gateley will be supporting UA92 students with this incredible bursary programme. Not only will the firm be providing financial support, which will open up so many opportunities for disadvantaged communities, but their knowledgeable team will be sharing their advice and mentoring opportunities with the students. This package of support is invaluable and will further boost skills, knowledge and aspirations so that our graduates leave UA92 ready to carve out fantastic careers in their specialisms.”

UA92 opened in 2019 and earlier this year announced it had been awarded a £2m funding grant by Office for Students to open a new Digital Academy later this year. This will deliver enhanced and cutting-edge learning and will increase UA92’s student capacity for digital students almost tenfold, from 65 to 634.