British school of Osteopathy Finance Department

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British school of Osteopathy Finance Department

Applying for Student Finance 2017/18

Student Finance is the student support package offered by the Government and is available to most full-time and part-time undergraduate, first degree students who are studying for our M.Ost qualification. A Postgraduate Loan is also available.

The British School of Osteopathy is now a ‘Designated’ institution. So, from the academic year 2016-17 onwards, students eligible for Student Finance will need to apply using the British School of Osteopathy.

Application deadlines

For courses commencing between the 1st August and the 31st December, the first day of the academic year for the course will be the 1st September.

To ensure that funding is in place for the start of your course, students are advised to submit applications for the academic year for which they are applying, no later than the 31st May before the start of the course i.e. For the academic year 2017-18, applications to Student Finance should be submitted by the 31st May 2017.

You can still apply after this date, but your funding assessment may not be ready in time for the start of term in September.

How to apply

Students who normally live in England should apply online through Student Finance England.

As part of their online application, both new and continuing students should search under the British School of Osteopathy rather than the University of Bedfordshire.

Each year we prepare a record of our activities over the preceding twelve months, and publish this with our annual accounts. The reports themselves represent fascinating evidence of the important work carried out by the BSO in fulfilling the objectives within our Memorandum and Articles of Association, which are to:

  • Promote the general advancement of education, professional and otherwise; to organise and establish courses of instruction, clinical demonstration and research; and to prepare and qualify those who wish to maintain and practise the system of osteopathy.
  • Encourage and if necessary provide means of disseminating information regarding osteopathy among the osteopathic profession, and to extend the advantages of the profession to the public.
  • Provide facilities for the discovery, formulation and teaching of the system of osteopathy formulated as a system, science, or method of treatment; to systematise and place on a scientific basis the said system, and to impart instruction in the same to the profession and to the public.
  • Provide excellent, affordable and accessible osteopathic healthcare to our communities, so promoting the benefits of osteopathy and improving clinical services and enhancing those communities health.

The most recent annual report relates to the academic year ending 31st July 2016 and can be viewed and downloaded here.