John Smith adds York St John to its Aspire scheme

John Smith adds York St John to its Aspire scheme

John Smith & Sons Group has done a new deal with York St John University for its Aspire Bursary Management scheme.

J S Group now has 14 institutions on its programme, including Greenwich, Bedfordshire, Chester, Worcester, Glasgow, Middlesex and Coventry universities.

York St John is adopting the system to manage and deliver cashless bursaries for implementation in the 2017/18 academic year. Students will receive funds of between £100 and £500 that can be used to purchase learning resources, campus catering items or spend on clubs and societies. 

The university’s executive director of student and staff service Emma Wilkins said: “York St John University is delighted to be working with the JS Group on this new exciting scheme targeted at improving the engagement, experience and outcomes of our students.” Peter Gray, chairman and c.e.o of JS Group added: “We are delighted that York St John will be joining the growing number of universities using Aspire to deliver their bursaries and to help them drive student engagement.   We greatly look forward to working with Emma and her colleagues on delivering better outcomes for their students.”

Aspire is the mostly widely adopted and used cashless bursary solution in the UK Higher Education sector.  David Marshall was appointed to JS Group last year to oversee the company’s distribution and fulfilment operation and for the performance strategy of its Aspire models across the group.