Educational Partnerships

Benefits of the Phoenix Partnership

Sandwell Academy receives:-

  • A dedicated university Phoenix Partner link
  • A tailored programme to support in raising the aspirations of students to enter Higher Education and through the UCAS application process, to include: Activities in School or College, events on campus.
  • Use of the University facilities
  • Priority access to University programmes, initiative and events.
  • Regular communication relating to the University and the Higher Education Sector

Students receive:

  • Exclusive access to the Phoenix Scholarship
  • Invitations to our events on campus
  • Presentation and workshops delivered in your school or college
  • Access to friendly and approachable staff.

Phoenix Scholarship

The Phoenix Scholarship is our name for the National Scholarship Programme. These Scholarships are targeted at well qualified applicants. There will be approximately 196 Scholarships at Coventry University for 2013/14 awarded competitively on the basis of:

  • Attending an interview
  • Obtaining at least 320 UCAS tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications
  • Selecting Coventry University as first choice (CF) through UCAS
  • Entitlement to a full living cost or maintenance grant
  • Being a student at a school or college in our Phoenix Partnership

The total value of the Phoenix Scholarship is £3,000 per year. This consists of:

  • £500 in cash
  • £500 credit on your University smartcard to spend on services e.g. accommodation, food and drink from catering outlets, Sports Centre membership, study materials etc.
  • £2,000 as a fee waiver i.e. we will reduce your tuition fees by £2,000 per year

The Scholarship will be continued in the second and third year of the degree provided each year is passed with an average mark of 60% or more.

Access to Birmingham (A2B)

The Access to Birmingham (A2B) scheme is designed to help students from families and communities in the West Midlands who have little or no experience of Higher Education find out about what studying at university involves.

The University of Birmingham has a long history of welcoming students from a wide variety of social and cultural backgrounds. We were one of the first universities to set up a fair access scheme for local students in 2000 and are proud to be able to offer prospective applicants the support of our A2B scheme if they are studying at one of our partner institutions. As a result of the scheme's success, we are actively involved in supporting the development of such schemes in other UK universities.