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Some of our students give their perspective on funding.
"Study the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding and don’t disregard partial funding, it may be easier to get and will still be a big help"
Dorottya Cserzo, part-time PhD Language and Communication
"The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding was invaluable. It is packed full of advice, with examples of personal statements and financial statements which are required by most Trusts. I would not have been so successful in gaining funding if I had not used this guide."
Lauren, part-time MSc student, School of Maths
"I am a self-funded student and have registered with the University Jobshop, who send me regular updates on part-time job opportunities. I would suggest postgraduates (especially international students) contact the University to find out about the large number of funding opportunities available here."
Devika Jeet, MA International Journalism
"I have been fortunate in having secured ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) funding for my Masters and subsequent PhD studies, which has allowed me to live very comfortably and to focus on studying rather than worrying about finances. My home school was very supportive throughout the funding application process, holding information sessions and workshops to deal with the paperwork."
Émilie Crossley, PhD Psychosocial Studies
"I have been lucky enough to secure funding for both my MA and PhD from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. I found that both my department and the University were encouraging yet honest and very helpful throughout both application processes. Do not be disheartened by the potential competition and difficulties, there are many routes through which you can acquire funding and in most instances you can apply again during the course of your studies."
Julia Best, PhD Avian Osteoarchaeology
"As a self-funded student I have been lucky enough to find part-time work through the University Jobshop to support my studies. I also work as an undergraduate seminar tutor. I find such work valuable and would recommend it to anyone. Teaching is daunting at first but you quickly become comfortable - and helping students is extremely satisfying."
Phil Roberts, PhD Philosophy
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