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How to win £5,000 towards your PhD
Posted on 26 Jul '18

How to Win £5,000 Towards Your PhD

Fancy winning £5,000 towards your PhD? Emma Burnett from Coventry University did just that last year, winning our FindAPhD.com scholarship top prize. In this video she gives her top tips and advice for anyone interested in entering this year, so listen carefully!


Video Transcript

“Hi! I’m Emma. I won the 2016-17 FindAPhD Scholarship.

I’m at Coventry University doing research on resilience in alternative food. Nom!

Winning the £5k scholarship was a game changer for me. Most of it has gone towards fees and travel to and from my university. But some of it went to extra childcare, a night out (read: seeing The Avengers), even a new Judo kit.

If you are thinking of entering this year’s competition, DO IT!

Here are my top tips:

  • Explain your photo. Why that image? What does it mean to you? What should it mean for us to see it? It will help in selection.
  • Think hard. You’ll need to tell people why you’re doing a PhD (if not now, at some point). It’s a good time to get your story together.
  • Enter! If you don’t enter you definitely won’t win! True story.

Good luck everybody!”

Find out more about our scholarship competition




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