So, you’ve heard the news… Books Plus is dead.
Yes, it’s a sad day.
But it’s not the end of world. Well, it is for Books Plus. But not for you.
You will still receive Books Plus and absolutely nothing will change. Hurrah! Enjoy your bursary.
New Students from 19/20
R.I.P. Books Plus. Sorry everyone, you won't be getting it. It’s been a good run, and it had a good life with plenty of love.
But never fear – those who need extra support will be able to get their hands on some cash.
Students with a household income below £25,000
You students from a lower income family will be able to receive a £300 annual bursary, as well as ARU providing you with one free core textbook from each of your first year modules.
Students with a household income between £25,001 and £42,000
You will be able to receive a £200 bursary each year, on top of ARU providing you with one free core textbook from each of your first year modules.
However, the thing that makes this change different to Books Plus is that you will need to meet a certain engagement expectation. ARU are yet to decide what this will be, and you can come along to The Group Chat to discuss the options.
They’re looking at having a percentage threshold of the use of the engagement dashboard, attendance, or assignment submission.