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Snowdon Master's Scholarships - 2020/21

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.


Research and Pedagogy Seminar Series- Digital Technology: Environmental Saint or Sinner?

Digital technology is responsible for substantial environmental impacts globally. It has roughly the same carbon footprint as aviation, and is one of the most widespread sources of hazardous substances in waste streams. Furthermore, its emissions are growing currently. However, it has also been argued that digital technology can play a key role in the transition to a low carbon society. Progressive IT companies are making significant efforts to reduce the environmental impact of their activities, and searching for new ways of supporting lower impact ways of living. In this talk, I will look at the big picture and arguments from both sides. I will also present more detail on how to understand and mitigate the environmental impacts of a digital service such as a website, Google Search, Facebook, YouTube or BBC iPlayer. Where in the system are the ‘hotspots’ and what can we do to tackle them? What are the longer term trends in such patterns? I will present some results and lead a discussion on this topic.

Wed 15 Jan 2020, 15:55 | Tags: Current Students Masters PhD postgrad

Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund

The Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund will be offering up to 18 scholarship awards of £5,000 to Canadian citizens studying in the UK for the academic year 2020/2021. These awards are for academic and artistic studies and are exclusively for students who have already started their multi-year studies in the UK in multiple disciplines. Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided above.

The deadline for applications is: Midnight on Sunday 8th March 2020

Tue 14 Jan 2020, 14:10 | Tags: Current Students Masters PhD funding postgrad

BRITISH FEDERATION OF WOMEN GRADUATES (BFWG)

BFWG Prizes for outstanding academic excellence

This competition is now open and the awards are made to women doctoral students who will be in, or going into, their third year (or part time equivalent) of work for a research PhD/DPhil etc. in the autumn of 2020. Awards are, in effect, one off prizes varying in value from £1,000 to £6,000 and are given for overall outstanding academic excellence. For further details please visit the web-site link provided, where information including criteria for eligibility can be found.

The closing date for applications is: 5pm on Saturday 22nd February 2020

BFWG Research Presentations Day - Saturday 2nd May 2020

This one day meeting in London is an opportunity for postgraduate students to present their work to a general audience. A small prize of £120 is offered for the student giving what is judged the best presentation. It is also an opportunity to meet students from other universities and other disciplines. Further detailed information can be found on the link provided.

The closing date for applications is: Saturday 14th March 2020

Tue 14 Jan 2020, 13:53 | Tags: Current Students PhD funding postgrad

Conference - Cumberland Lodge

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Resilient Communities Conference - Bursary places available for PhD students

Starts on Thursday 27th February 2020 at 10.00 am and finishes on Friday 28th February 2020 at 4.00 pm. (Participants are expected to attend the whole event)

This Conference is an opportunity for PhD students to attend a two-day residential Conference at Cumberland Lodge, which will explore thought-provoking, challenging and innovative examples that can lead the way towards more inclusive forms of community life and opportunities for shared commitments in the wake of events or developments that fracture and divide local populations.

There are five bursaries available for this conference to support PhD students working in relevant fields with the costs of travelling to and from Cumberland Lodge. All conference costs, shared-accommodation and meals will be provided free of charge.

To find our more about the conference and to download the bursary application form, please visit the Cumberland Lodge web-site, link provided above.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted by Monday 20 January 2020.

Tue 26 Nov 2019, 15:20 | Tags: Conference Current Students PhD funding postgrad

Migration, Identity and Translation Network (MITN) - Seminar

The Migration, Identity and Translation Network (MITN) are holding a Seminar presented by Salma Zulfiqar (International Artist and Activist working on Migration on Wednesday 20 November 2019, at 5.00 pm in room A1.11 in the Social Sciences building.

You can book a place by e-mailing MITN@Warwick.ac.uk or via SkillsForge.

Further details can be found on the link provided above.

Mon 18 Nov 2019, 12:06 | Tags: Current Students postgrad

Inspiring Women Student Series

The Student Opportunity team have organised two inspiring women talks, open to all students regardless of gender. Both of these one hour talks take place from 1pm in MS.04, Mathematics, Zeeman Building and are followed by informal networking over refreshments.

30th October 2019 - Alex Cotton - Driving force behind "It takes balls to talk" campaign which targets male mental health.

13th November 2019 - Gugu Khazi - International Speaker on Career Management and Leadership with 20 years experience in HR.

Further information and how to book can be found on the link provided.

Fri 04 Oct 2019, 12:55 | Tags: Current Students postgrad

Tim Morris Funding Award 2019/2020

Education Development Trust's Tim Morris Award offers £2,000 financial support to a PhD or MPhil student in the field of education or international development to support field research in a low- or low-middle income country.

Further detailed information including the application form can be found on the link provided.

Tue 01 Oct 2019, 16:22 | Tags: Current Students PhD funding postgrad


Warwick’s Graduate School becomes the Doctoral College

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The Graduate School is changing its focus and its name – from now on we will be called the Doctoral College and will focus almost exclusively on Postgraduate Research students (including master’s students on a research degree). We are marking this change with a new website https://warwick.ac.uk/services/dc/

Initially this means a change in name and the launch of a new-look website. Over the course of 2019/20 we will hand over the few Taught Postgraduate activities we are involved in. Over time we will be increasing our activities in support of the research degree student experience in its totality.

Our aims

Our ultimate aims are that:

· Warwick should be able to recruit and retain the best PGR students in the world;

· Warwick research students consistently say that the University meets (if not exceeds) their expectations;

· the Doctoral College is accessible and available when needed, and proactively intervening when appropriate;

· the University recognises the strategic importance of research students to both education and research.

Next steps

In tandem with this development, a working group has been formed under the Board of Graduate Studies to review the strategic approach to Taught Postgraduate provision, reporting its conclusions to Senate in summer 2020.

 


Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowships - 2020-21. Female citizens of a developing country/emerging economy, for PhD degree or post-doctoral research in STEM.

The scholarship focusses on women from developing countries who want to build a future in academia. Applicants should be a female citizen of a developing country or emerging economy and be preparing for a PhD degree or post-doctoral research in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Full details on eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

The on-line system will be receiving NEW APPLICATIONS from September 2019.


The Sheikh Family Scholarship - COSARAF Foundation

The COSARAF Charitable Foundation invites applications for The Sheikh Family Scholarship which is solely open only to Muslim home students applying to the MA in Islamic Education programme at the Centre for Education Studies who are facing financial hardship.

The Award is £10,000 contribution towards tuition fees and living expenses for the duration of study, payable in instalments. Successful candidates will be required to show a clear commitment to giving back to society and their communities.

The deadline for applications is Monday 1st July 2019.

Further details on eligibility and what is expected of the Scholar can be found on the link provided.


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