Careers Service


Work experience bursaries can be used to cover travel, accommodation and dependent care costs for a whole host of career-related opportunities. Find out how some of our 2017 recipients used their bursary to gain vital work experience, enhance their employability and expand their professional networks.

  • Alice Gaudet 2nd year Law student, who gained research experience at a health and social care watchdog in Manchester.
  • Nick Fennell Final year Material Science and Engineering student who worked on sustainability projects in India, whilst sampling the local culture and food!
  • Laura Johnson Psychology student who used the bursary to gain clinical experience in Indonesia.
  • Matthew Foster Management student who used his bursary to experience working in a professional business environment in Leeds.
  • Izzy Doyle Fashion, buying and merchandising student who had the opportunity to work at 2 big fashion companies in London and build on her CV.
  • Robert Derevski Politics and International Relations student used his bursary to find what his field of interest was in his home country, Estonia.
  • Chloe Irvine First year Biological Sciences student, who used her bursary to gain new skills in Sri Lanka.

Yanna Zhu, BSc(Hons) Psychology (2nd year)

I felt quite uneasy about the costs that come with interning abroad. The Work Experience Bursary greatly helped me overcome these issues and enabled me to set my mind at ease and focus on the internship. I learned a great deal and made valuable connections. All this would not have been possible without the bursary. A big thank you to the University of Manchester and the Bursary Team for their support in helping me to take this opportunity!