As part of the University of Westminster’s ongoing effort to ensure equal access to research opportunities, the School of Humanities has launched a studentship for BME PhD applicants starting their studies in January 2021.

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The studentship consists of a tuition fee waiver at the ‘home’ fee rate and an annual stipend of £17,285 for three years. It will also include a comprehensive personal and professional development training and mentoring programme, provided by the University of Westminster’s Graduate School. The PhD student will also have the opportunity to join Westminster’s growing BME Network.

To be eligible, the successful candidate will have exceptional research potential in one or more Humanities disciplines such as English Language, English Literature, History, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Translation Studies or Cultural Studies and Visual Culture.

Talking about the new studentship, Dr David Cunningham, School of Humanities Research Lead, said: “Inspired by the University's Black Lives Matter commitment plan, we wanted to make our own commitment as a School to supporting students from under-represented groups in accessing opportunities to undertake higher level research and a potential academic career.”

The deadline for PhD student applications for the BME studentship applications is Friday 16 October. 

Find out more about the studentship and how to apply on the dedicated webpage.

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