Postgraduate Bursary Scheme
Postgraduate Bursary Scheme 2013
The Foundation offers 10 Bursaries to postgraduate students on specific courses related to Communication and Content industries. Successful students will each receive a bursary of £6,000 and will be offered the opportunity to receive mentoring during the period of their studies from an appropriate member of the Stationers’ Company, taking into account the specific interests of the student.
On successful completion of the Masters programme the award winners will be presented with the Freedom of the Stationers’ Company and it is expected that they will participate in the life of the company. Dispensation for payment of the annual membership fee will be given for the following three years.
Applicants must normally be under 25 on 1st September 2013, resident in the UK, and classified as paying UK tuition fees. If you are between 25 and 30 and wish to apply, please discuss your application with the relevant Course Director. Applicants must hold a conditional or unconditional offer for one of the identified courses below and should not be in receipt of another major award (e.g. an AHRC award).
MA Electronic Publishing
MA Magazine Journalism
MA Publishing Studies
London College of Communication
University of the Arts London
University College London
MA Library and Information Studies
Oxford Brookes University
Anglia Ruskin University
Camberwell College of Arts
University of the Arts London
Sheffield Hallam University
MA Packaging Design
The application form should be submitted to the relevant course administrator by Friday, 7th June 2013. The application form must be supported by two references, one academic and one personal from someone of standing who can support the financial statements made in the application. The course team will then draw up a shortlist of up to three students from each university whose names will be submitted to the Foundation. The shortlisted candidates will then be invited to interview at Stationers’ Hall in London in the first two weeks of July 2013. It is essential that applicants are available for these interviews. Each relevant course director will be part of the interview panel.
Download an application form here
Applicants from Kings College London should send their applications direct to Dr Richard Wiltshire on Richard.Wiltshire@kcl.ac.uk
Applicants from London College of Communications and Camberwell College of Arts are requested to use the application form available at
Short-listing will take place based on the following criteria:
. Academic merit
. Financial need
. The quality of the application
Each university will send its shortlisted applications (maximum 3) by Monday, 17th June 2013 to:-
Mr Ian Larkham, The Stationers’ Foundation, First Floor, Underwood House, 235 Three Bridges Road, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 1LS
Tel: 01293 542820
Fax: 01293 524826.
The final decision will be based on performance at the interview at Stationers’ Hall. Candidates will have the opportunity to make a presentation (maximum of 10 minutes) in support of their application and show examples of their work, if relevant. The interview panel will be made up of at least two Foundation Trustees and the Course Director from the candidate’s postgraduate course.
Final decisions will be communicated to the candidates in the second week of July. The bursary funds will be transferred to each university in early September and then passed on to each award winner after the course fees have been deducted (if appropriate).
There will also be an Awards Ceremony at Stationers’ Hall in October at which all the award winners and representatives from each university will be present. It is essential that award winners are able to attend this event.
2012 Bursary Recipients
For details, click here.
The selection panel’s judgement is final and no correspondence whatsoever will be entered into concerning the decision.
Any further enquiries about the scheme should be directed to Ian Larkham at the above address or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The relevant Trustee of the Stationers’ Foundation is Sue Pandit who can be emailed on email@example.com.