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University of Hull partners with Attitude Magazine to launch new LGBTQ+ scholarship

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The University of Hull has teamed up with the UK’s best-selling gay magazine to launch a new LGBTQ+ scholarship for students.

The Attitude Magazine Foundation Scholarship will support six students from the LGBTQ+ community with £1,000 each to support the cost of their studies at Hull.

Attitude Magazine Foundation is part of Attitude Magazine the UK’s best-selling gay magazine

It builds on the University’s commitment to widening participation at Higher Education level, and follows the recent success of the Jeremy Round Scholarship.

Hayley Elahee, LGBTQ+ student representative at the University of Hull, said: “Members of the LGBTQ+ community can face a variety of barriers when accessing Higher Education.

“We are therefore incredibly proud to be partnering with Attitude Magazine Foundation to launch a new scholarship which helps to remove those barriers – providing opportunities for people from all backgrounds to pursue their dreams and careers.

“At the University of Hull, we want students to feel welcomed, proud and rewarded for who they are – this scholarship aligns closely with our values around social mobility and inclusion, as well as creating a fairer system for all.”

The Attitude Magazine Foundation Scholarship is expected to open in April, with the first cohort of students starting at the University in September.

Last year, the University of Hull became the first Higher Education institution in the country to offer an LGBTQ+ scholarship at undergraduate level.

First-year student Theo Biddle, who is studying British Politics and Legislative Studies, was one of the recipients.

He said: “LGBTQ+ students can often face many unique challenges getting to university in the first place and the support the scholarship gives can be an enormous helping hand.

“These scholarships are very important to make sure that regardless of the disadvantages people face in early life because of either our financial situations or just trying to live as our authentic selves, we have a chance to improve society and representation of marginalised communities across all parts of society.”

Attitude Magazine Foundation is part of Attitude Magazine the UK’s best-selling gay magazine.

Darren Styles, Chairman and Founder of Attitude Magazine Foundation, said: “The Trustees and I are delighted to support the University of Hull LGBTQ+ Scholarships in 2022.

The Attitude Magazine Foundation Scholarship will support six students from the LGBTQ+ community

“The Attitude Magazine Foundation is about supporting our vibrant community by helping members have the opportunity to do amazing things and lead happy and fulfilled lives. At home, at work, and at play.

“Providing funding for the scholarships certainly ticks all these boxes and more.”

Click here to apply for an Attitude Magazine Foundation Scholarship.

If you would like to donate towards supporting this pioneering initiative, please access our donation page here.

Or for more information please contact Jonathan Greenwood at The University of Hull.

For further information about Attitude Magazine Foundation contact: Cameron.Wood@Attitude.co.uk

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