UKeiG Student Bursary

This bursary is unavailable for 2017.

Provides funding towards information management courses for UK students who are nominated by their department.

  • UKeiG contacts Universities for nominations at the end of the Summer break

Details

From a student: "I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this bursary as it means that I can continue to pursue and obtain my qualification... This type of monetary assistance is invaluable to students, like me who struggle financially... Thank you once again."

From a student: "I have just received the wonderful news from my personal tutor about my Bursary Application. I really appreciate this assistance..."

From a tutor:"– that’s wonderful news – thank you so much – she will be delighted – this is a life changing amount of money for her right now! Please pass on my thanks to everyone involved..."

The award is open to UK undergraduate and postgraduate students in any UK University who are working within the broad discipline of library or information science: undertaking studies that have significant information or knowledge management or information handling content. UKeiG is likely to favour students on courses that cover electronic information sources. It is not sufficient simply to be using information resources during their work!

The award is worth £2,500 and is normally paid in three parts coincident with the three terms. Any department may put forward the name of one undergraduate and one postgraduate 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 coverage of information or knowledge resources / handling / management
  • The award is equally available to a student in any year of a course
  • Each department may only submit one undergraduate and one postgraduate 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 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 Departments each year at the beginning of the academic year, inviting each University to submits names. The deadline is normally late-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

Past Winners

Bursaries have been awarded to students from Robert Gordon University, Aberystwyth, Bristol, Napier the University of Ulster.