News on funding, conferences, social events, and opportunities for Warwick postgraduate students
The Snowdon Trust are offering funding up to £30,000 for UK Masters Programmes for disabled students to attend Master's courses in 2021/2022. Successful students will receive up to £15,000 towards their fees and a £15,000 allowance while studying. There are a number of scholarships available, and students can apply for any Master's course or University. Applications are open to National and International students, across all courses and institutions.
Deadline: Applications should be submitted by 6 April 2021.
Further information and how to apply can be found on the link provided.
Ethnic Minority Postgrad Network
A new Ethnic Minority Postgrad Network has been set up this week by two of your PGR Colleagues. You can either contact them directly by email, or check in on the Researcher Development Online – channel- a message from them is here:
We're a couple of PhD students planning to set up a network for ethnic minority PhD students at Warwick. We have a few ideas about how to do this, but want to add to them by talking to other people from the community and drawing on a wider variety of experiences. If you're interested in being involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, and we'll arrange a chat in the near future.
All the best,
Solly & Hanson
PGR Plenum - the PGR voice...
We intend to build a new PGR Plenum*, run, organised and led by yourselves. Within this structure we would like to see a better representation of the PGR voice; supporting all of you with a voice into committees; for example in my last University we managed to raise and help address Graduate Teaching issues, supervision numbers and funding for Research Development; but obviously it would be representing your PGR needs now and moving forward.
I think that it would be useful also to develop interest groups, that then report back to the PGR Plenum, that focus on specific areas such as PhD Parents/ Carers, BAME, LGBTiQAP, Overseas, Disability . These groups would be there to support each other particularly, but also act as advisors to the Doctoral College team.
My image would be that this is a formal elected committee, but as to what positions would be your decision. I will be able to assist with some administration and a tiny pot of funding (for teas and cake)
If you are interested in being part of this please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
* Plenum (meeting), a meeting of a deliberative assembly in which all members are present; or PGR Congress: a large formal meeting of representatives at which ideas are discussed and information is exchanged.
These mini information sessions are for you to find out more about topics important to Researcher life. They give you the opportunity to meet other PGR's (online) and have a break! Book onto the sessions by clicking here and selecting the sessions you want to join. You will then receive the Teams meeting request to allow you to join the session.
The student panel exists to shape, challenge and develop the work of the Office for Students.
It is important that students influence their work and the decisions they take so they can regulate effectively in their interests.
If you are interested in representing the views of students and making sure that their experiences really shape higher education in England, they'd love for you to apply to be on their student panel.
The University of Warwick will be offering the Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme to support eligible postgraduate students in 2020/2021. The Scheme has £500,000 to allocate and we expect to make a minimum of 50 awards. Awards are set at up to £10,000 per student and available to eligible Home fee status and UK domicile EU students from under-represented groups who wish to start a postgraduate taught masters course in 2020/2021.
Warwick Enterprise Summer Programme 2020 - Online
There will be a variety of activities for you to engage with online such as seminars, group meet-ups, 1:1 appointments and interactive presentations. We'll also provide links to external resources we've found, in case you want to explore a topic in more depth.
The Global Disability Innovation Hub and Snowdon Trust have now opened applications to their scholarships for MSc courses beginning in Autumn 2020. Funding is available to exceptional disabled students to join any UK based Masters programme and is focused on supporting disabled students into postgraduate education. Applications can be for any UK University or Masters course and are open for both national and international students. Successful candidates will join a unique network of high achieving disabled leaders working together to inspire future generations.
Funding of a maximum of £30,000 per successful students with up to £15,000 towards MSc course fees and a £15,000 allowance while studying.
Detailed information and how to apply can be found on the link provided.