Prisoners offered bursaries to study at Cambridge University for first time

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Four bursaries, each worth £5,000, have been awarded to current and former prisoners, who will start their courses next month at Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education. The bursaries are part of a broader research project on the role of education in rehabilitating prisoners into society after they have completed their jail sentence. –– ADVERTISEMENT –– Dr Amy Ludlow, a senior research associate in Cambridge’s Institute… The participants – who, if still incarcerated, would need to be in an open prison and qualify for a day release licence – will study towards an undergraduate higher education certificate. Prisoners will be offered bursaries to study at Cambridge University for the first time under a new scheme.