BPIF £6k masters bursary available once more

Richard Stuart-Turner
Friday, January 14, 2022

A £6,000 bursary from The Stationers’ Foundation, funded by The Printing Charity, is once again available for the BPIF masters programme.

Daly: "It is a great opportunity for individuals to progress their education"
Daly: "It is a great opportunity for individuals to progress their education"

Individuals looking to undertake the BPIF MSc in Management with the University of South Wales can apply to have a significant amount of their fees paid with the bursary.

The Stationers’ Foundation, which forms the charitable arm of The Stationers' Company, is offering the Postgraduate Bursary Scheme to either a single student or to be shared between several students for whom funding would be a barrier.

The MSc, run in partnership with the Management Development Centre (MDC), is aimed at those in print with at least five years’ experience in a management role, and with full membership of a professional institute, wanting to take their leadership skills to the next level. Seen as “the natural next step” after undertaking the BPIF Level 5 Leadership and Management Course, it usually costs £6,340 plus VAT to complete.

The course can be completed in as little as twelve months and is a fast-track top up masters designed to provide minimal disruption to the working week. Alongside a dissertation and two residential weekends, students are supported through the MDC’s online support group.

BPIF programme director Ursula Daly said: “The BPIF are delighted about this continued funding opportunity in collaboration with the Stationers’ Foundation and The Printing Charity.

“It is a great opportunity for individuals to progress their education. This is a strong management course which encourages a new way of thinking for those already in management positions and builds on skills already learned in their careers. I’d encourage anyone thinking of doing the course to apply for the bursary if finance is in any way a barrier.”

The Stationers’ Company offers up to 15 bursaries a year and mentoring to students on specific courses that support entry to and progression within the paper, print, publishing, packaging, office products, newspaper, broadcasting, and online media industries.

The Printing Charity has been helping people of all ages working in printing, publishing, and packaging since 1827 and its education funding now benefits almost 500 individuals a year.

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