Student Bursary
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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 sources.

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 content
  • The award is not open to distance learners unless they are un-waged
  • 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 it previously
  • 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.

The Process

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.

All enquiries to awards@ukeig.org.uk

Winners

Bursaries have been awarded to students from Aberystwyth, Bristol, and Napier