UK (University of Greenwich) The University of Greenwich and The Nursing Memorial Appeal have launched a new bursary for students studying nursing programmes.

he Nursing Memorial Appeal has successfully raised the necessary funds for a permanent memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum (pictured), dedicated to all the nurses who died in the two World Wars, the Nursing Memorial Appeal has moved onto its second objective.

This scheme will create a living legacy for today’s student nurses with a demonstrable interest in emergency, humanitarian and/or crisis nursing.

To spread the funding as widely as possible, the University of Greenwich has introduced the £500 Bursary Buddy, which can support students when they need a helping hand to acquire extra training materials, attend conferences or pay for travel, related to an emergency nursing interest.

The Bursary Buddy can be applied to students undertaking a pre-registration nursing programme at the University, specifically:

  • Adult Nursing, BSc Hons
  • Children’s Nursing, BSc Hons
  • Learning Disabilities Nursing, BSc Hons
  • Mental Health Nursing, BSc Hons

Priority will be given to the following four groups:

  1. Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students
  2. Mature students
  3. Registered disabled students
  4. Students from low socioeconomic backgrounds

Applications are now open for 2023/24 and will close at midnight on 1 September 2023. There are 10 x £500 bursaries available. Find out more and apply here.


Dr Peter Carter OBE, Chair, Nursing Memorial Appeal said:

“Having memorialised all those brave nurses who died for us in the two World Wars, we wanted to ensure a permanent link between yesterday’s heroines and tomorrow’s savers of lives. The arrangement we have secured with the University of Greenwich is a great step forward in that direction. We know how students often struggle to make ends meet, which always presents the danger of dampening enthusiasm, or limiting ambition. We want them to know that we understand and support them, that there is indeed a ‘buddy’ by their side who can chip in on occasions with some financial encouragement.”


Mary Davies, Head of Alumni and Fundraising, University of Greenwich said:


“The Nursing Memorial Appeal Bursary shines a light on the courageous spirit of past nurses and embraces the future of nursing. By providing support to today’s student nurses, especially those with a passion for emergency, humanitarian, and crisis nursing, this bursary creates a living legacy that echoes the resilience and dedication of those who served before. Through the University of Greenwich’s Bursary Buddy program, we extend a helping hand to deserving individuals, ensuring they have the resources to excel in their studies and make a difference in the world.”