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Bursary opens door


An academic grant enabled Tanaya Singh to overcome personal challenges and step up and study for A Levels at The Bedford Sixth Form.

Young people can apply for the financial aid of £4,000 from TBSF in Bromham Road, once they have their GCSE results and are considering what to do next. To find out more click here.

Tanaya took full advantage of the opportunity to thrive in the seriously studious environment of TBSF gaining great  A Level passes in Geography, Govt & Politics and English Literature & Language winning a place at Kings College, London.

The first in her family to go to university, Tanaya will be further helped through a valuable bursary of £2,500 from the Peter Roberts Collab Group fund (Photo) and a £3,500 grant from the Bedford Harpur Trust.

The funding will help me buy equipment for extracurricular activities, networking and fields trips on my geography course. It will enable me to take some extra steps towards employment in Government where I hope to get a role when I have completed my degree,

said Tanaya.

In the meantime she hopes to set up a YouTube channel sharing her experiences of the course and what she is learning as it unfolds.


Presenting Tanaya with a cheque for £2,500

Presenting Tanaya with a cheque for £2,500 is Shelagh Legrave Chair of the Collab Group who said: “This bursary is in memory of Peter Roberts a former Chair who sadly passed away within months of retirement. We chose Tanaya because of her determination to succeed.

Peter McCann Chair of the Skills Network added:  “We want to celebrate the contribution of Further Education in the lives of young people.

With them is The Bedford College Group Principal and CEO Ian Pryce CBE, a founding member of Collab ,and Paul Clarkson, Head of The Bedford Sixth Form.

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