A COMMUNITY OF STRENGTH Our scholars are given more than financial support; they benefit from being part of a community. The Plus Programme is a package of on-course support to build a community of scholars and ensure they fully immerse themselves in University life. It begins with pre-registration events and continues through social activities, one-to-one guidance, and an outdoor activity course all aimed at building self-confidence and keeping these students on track. And our annual scholarships reception brings together donors and scholars in a sociable pre-Christmas celebration of this remarkable partnership. With your support, we can also employ a new member of staff to lead the Plus Programme and further develop the range of activities specifically targeted towards this group. Says scholar Gertrude Asumadu (Economics 2016): “It feels like you are part of a family, part of a group which gives you special opportunities. It makes you really feel like you belong.” 7 WP and Masters Scholarships