The award is open to UK undergraduate and
postgraduate students in any UK University who are undertaking
study that has significant information handling or information
management content. It is not sufficient simply to be using
information resources during their work! UKeiG is likely to
favour students on courses that cover electronic information
The award is worth £2,500 and is paid in three parts
coincident with the three terms. Any department may put forward
the name of one student who they believe to be deserving of
the award, along with a brief recommendation detailing why
the awards panel should select their candidate. The award
will be given on the basis of the student's need, so your
case should concentrate on their exceptional lack of funds.
UKeiG make the following stipulations:
- The award is open to UK students on both first-degree
and postgraduate qualification courses (whether taught or
research) which include significant information handling
- The award is not open to distance learners unless they
- The award is equally available to a student in any year
of a course
- Each department may only submit one student
- The Bursary is not open to a student who has received
- The award is open only to self-funding students who are
not in receipt of of government funding, or any other award,
bursary or scholarship. Students may have a student loan.
UKeiG will NOT accept applications directly from a student.
UKeiG reserves the right to withhold the award if no suitable
candidate is submitted.
Letters are sent out to Vice Chancellors each year at the
beginning of the summer, inviting each University to submits
names. The deadline is normally mid-October. The awards panel
assesses all applications and informs the University and the
student by the end of the month. The first cheque is sent
out immediately; the others follow at the start of the Spring
and Summer terms.
Nominations should take the form of a letter detailing the
reason(s) that the particular student is financially disadvantaged,
and be accompanied by short details of the course being taken.
There is no need to demonstrate the quality of the student
as this is assumed, given that they have been accepted for,
and/or remain on, the course.
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