Roehampton students awarded government-funded scholarships

Nine Roehampton research students have been awarded government-funded Research Council scholarships for the new academic year. They will join twenty-one current students on Research Council scholarships at the University, further strengthening the cohort of high achieving students at Roehampton.

Posted: 15 June 2017

The scholarships, consisting of funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), are awarded by two consortia of universities. They include fees and a stipend for three years of study, with additional training and development funding, as well as placement opportunities for the students.

Caitlin Shaughnessy is starting a four year ESRC scholarship in the Department of Education; she said, "My scholarship will give me the essential methods, training and tools to pursue my PhD, in an environment that fosters new and cross-disciplinary research possibilities. I'm looking forward to working with the Applied Music Research Group at Roehampton, as well as having the opportunity to engage with the wider research networks of which the University is a part."

Caitlin was awarded her scholarship through the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS), a new consortium of ten UK universities at the cutting edge of social science research. Roehampton contributes expertise in two areas of research: Education and Social Anthropology.
Roehampton also belongs to TECHNE, a consortium comprising seven universities in London and the South-East, awarding scholarships each year across a range of arts and humanities disciplines.

Current TECHNE scholar Mandie Iveson, who is about to submit her PhD thesis in the Department of Media, Culture and Language said, "I've taken part in excellent training programmes, conferences and workshops that have been intellectually stimulating and provided networking opportunities. The funding has enabled me to focus solely on my research and has also given me the time and space to produce published works before the end of the degree."

All research students at Roehampton become members of the Graduate School, which aims to foster a collaborative research culture across the university. The Graduate School works with academic departments supporting all postgraduate research students, from recruitment to their graduation, and running the Research Students' Development Programme.

Scholarship applications for 2018 entry will open in the autumn, please click here for further information.

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