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Postgraduate Bursary Scheme 2017

The Foundation offers up to 12 Bursaries each year to postgraduate students on specific courses that support entry to and progression in the Communication and Content industries. Successful students will each receive a bursary of £6,000 and will be offered the opportunity to receive mentoring during their studies from an appropriate member of the Stationers’ Company, taking into account the specific interests of the student.

On successful completion of their 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.

Criteria and participating institutions

Applicants must normally be under 25 on 1st September 2017, 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 and Administrator.  Applicants must hold a conditional or unconditional offer for one of the identified courses below.

Anglia Ruskin University
MA Publishing

Camberwell College of Arts - University of the Arts London
MA Conservation

City, University of London
MA Magazine Journalism

City, University of London
MA Publishing

Goldsmiths
MA Digital Media

Kent University Centre for Journalism
MA Multimedia Journalism

Kingston University, London
MA Publishing

London College of Communication - University of the Arts London
MA Publishing

Oxford Brookes University
MA Publishing Media & MA Digital Publishing

Ravensbourne (one or more bursaries to a combined value of £9,000)
Postgraduate programmes focused on the Content and Communications Industries eg MA/MSc Interactive Digital Media

University College London
MA Library and Information Studies

Westminster University
MA Photojournalism

 

Application process

The application form should be submitted to the relevant Course Administrator by Wednesday, 24th May 2017. Applications 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 draw up a shortlist of up to three students from each university whose names will be submitted to the Foundation. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to interview at Stationers’ Hall in London in the weeks of 19th and 26th of June 2017. It is essential that applicants are available for these interviews. Each relevant course director will be part of the interview panel.

 

Applicants from London College of Communications and Camberwell College of Arts are requested to use the application form available from the College.

Applicants from Goldsmiths - University of London should send their applications direct to the Programme Director, Sarah Kember, on s.kember@gold.ac.uk and the Course Administrator, Ben Craggs, on b.craggs@gold.ac.uk

Applicants from Kingston University should send their applications direct to Associate Professor Alison Baverstock a.baverstock@kingston.ac.uk

Criteria for awards

Short-listing will take place based on the following criteria:

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need
  • The quality of the application

Award decisions will be based on performance in interviews at Stationers' Hall.  Candidates will have the opportunity to make a presentation (a maximum of 10 minutes) in support of their application and show examples of their work.  The interview panel will be made up of at least two Foundation Trustees and the Course Director from the candidate's postgraduate course.

 

Timetable for awards

Application forms should be submitted to the relevant Course Administrator by midday on Wednesday, 24th May 2017.

Each university will send its shortlisted applications (maximum 3) by Tuesday, 30th May 2017 to:-

Mrs Pamela Butler, The Stationers’ Foundation, Stationers' Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London, EC4M 7DD
Tel: 020 7246 0990
Fax: 020 7489 1975 
Email:  foundation@stationers.org

Final decisions will be communicated to the candidates in mid-July.  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).  The selection panel's judgement is final and no correspondence whatsoever will be entered into concerning the decision.based on performance at the interview at Stationers’ Hall.


There will also be an Awards Ceremony at Stationers’ Hall in October/November 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.  Award winners will also be asked to submit termly reports to their mentors.

Contact details for participating institutions

Each university will send its shortlisted applications to:

Mrs Pamela Butler, The Stationers' Foundation, Stationers' Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London, EC4M 7DD

Tel: 020 7246 0990

Email: foundation@stationers.org

Any further enquires about the scheme should be directed to Pamela Butler at the above address or email foundation@stationers.org

The relevant Trustee of the Stationers' Foundation is Phil Ellaway who can be emailed on

philip.ellaway@cityandguilds.com

2014 Bursary recipients

For detailsclick here.

2015 Bursary recipients

For details click here
 

2016 Bursary recipients

For details click here

 

 

 

 

The Worshipful Company
of Stationers
and Newspaper Makers

Stationers' Hall
Ave Maria Lane
London EC4M 7DD

Telephone: 020 7248 2934
Fax: 020 7489 1975