Supporting students as they start life in the business world

Bright Futures provides financial support to students at the University of Cumbria undertaking internships or work experience relevant to their future career. Bright Futures is linked to the Skills Development element of the University of Cumbria Employability Award, Career Ahead, whereby students need to undertake 100 hours extra-curricular activity, for example, volunteer/paid employment, coaching, mentoring, caring, student ambassador work etc.

The aim of Bright Futures is to assist students in improving their personal and professional development by allowing them to take up critical experiences they may otherwise not be able to afford and providing life-changing experiences. Bright Futures will support our four guiding themes and enable us to continue to provide a sustainable and solid base for all our students to benefit. Your support is crucial.

How to apply

Please read through the protocol for the Bright Futures Fund for more information on who the fund is for.

Protocols Document

If you think you qualify for funding, then download the application form today. Completed forms can be returned to


Application Form


If you have received funding via Bright Futures, then we'd love to hear how it helped you. Feel free to download our Feedback form and tell us what your project achieved and how you benefited from applying through the Bright Futures fund. Completed feedback forms can be sent to

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