Picking our 16 winners was tough as the standard of the entries was so high; we had videos filmed in The Gambia, original songs, poetry, even modern dance, and many worthy applications from potential postgraduate students from a range of backgrounds, and from all over the world.
We’re very proud to introduce our 2012 winners below, congratulations to you all!
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Country of origin: Greece
PhD: PhD in Psychology
University: University of Liverpool
“I am absolutely thrilled to be a FindAPhD.com Scholarship winner! It was quite unexpected and I feel very honoured.
I’ve been searching for a PhD programme for the last six months and during this time FindAPhD.com’s role has been essential. I have spent many hours going through the website’s advertised projects, reading the information on the different university courses and searching for funding.
In time, all the information provided through FindAPhD.com (and the PostgraduateForum.com) started making more sense to me and at this point I started receiving invitations for interviews. I was thoroughly excited when I was accepted in the PhD programme of Liverpool. I believe that this acceptance was the result of a long preparation process in which the access to information through your website was integral.
I’ve always been drawn to research, I love exploring the factors that underlie human behaviour. This PhD programme provides me the opportunity to study flavour learning from the very beginning of an infant’s life. Thus I can fully appreciate all the factors that contribute to the development of food preferences that persist throughout childhood and well into adulthood.
I believe that this PhD programme will give me the opportunity to further expand my research skills enabling me to advance to a post-doctoral position. It will expand my knowledge on Developmental Psychology and thus help me become a more efficient and better qualified professional.”
Country of origin: UK
PhD: PhD Security and Crime Science: Illicit Firearm Use and the Role of Firearm Procurement and Transfer Networks in England and Wales
University: University College London
“It feels great, but rather unexpected to be a Scholarship winner!
My Doctoral Training Centre was advertising an open evening on FindAPhD.com so I was able to book to visit the department. I’d also previously worked with the Director and I knew he’d be the perfect person to supervise my PhD.
I worked as a social researcher for crime/ criminal justice projects before coming back to study, so I’m hoping that the PhD will enable me to specialise. My current plans are to perhaps join the civil service; however I’ve still got more than two years to decide!”
Country of origin: UK
PhD: PhD in Psychosis Studies
University: Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
“It made my day when I found out that I had won the FindAPhD.com Scholarship!
FindAPhD.com is a great website which helped me find the best PhD course for me. I developed an interest in neuroimaging techniques during my MSc and knew that I wanted to continue this during my PhD. I’m really enjoying studying so far. It’s tough but really worthwhile.
When I finish my PhD, I hope to take up a Post-Doc position, continuing with both research and teaching, and would like to work my way up to professorship eventually.”
Country of origin: Italy
PhD: PhD in Earth Sciences
University: University College London
“Being a FindAPhD.com Scholarship winner is a wonderful feeling and a great honour at the same time. Your website helped me to look at possible programs and also give me useful information.
So far my project is going well, and after my PhD I think I’ll look for a post-doctoral position, but I don’t know whether I’ll be staying in the UK as I love travel and I want to see other countries.”
Country of origin: India
PhD: PhD Engineering
University: University of Strathclyde
“It’s a great honour to be chosen as a FindAPhD.com Scholarship winner, and the prize money helps to ease the financial burden of my postgraduate study.
FindAPhD.com was of great help to me, as I got to know various research areas through their detailed listings.
Not only is FindAPhD.com helpful for students who look for courses to join, but they also continue to help students after they have entered research. They are a valuable source of information regarding projects going on in different universities and the funding available. I am very grateful to the services provided by the website as a student, and a researcher, and have recommended it to many other students who are interested in overseas education.”
Country of origin: Pakistan
PhD: PhD Computer Science
University: University of Manchester
“Being a FindAPhD.com Scholarship winner is a great feeling and a relief as well. The amount shall contribute a lot in my studies and help me to concentrate on my studies.
I used FindAPhD.com to browse relevant PhDs offered in my field and helped me to compare different available options around the world. In the search results, I found the University of Manchester as my dream place to study.
I plan to teach students in the field of Computer Science and the PhD programme shall help me to achieve my aim very early. In my country, universities welcome doctorates of foreign countries very much.”
Country of origin: USA
PhD: PhD Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
University: University of Oxford
“I am very excited and it’s a great privilege to be named a winner of this FindAPhD.com Scholarship.
FindAPhD.com allowed me to explore the works of different professor’s from different universities in one central location. This allowed me to see whose research was aligned with what I wanted to apply in and if there were any vacancies within that research group.
I hope to raise the ceiling in my career, whether it is in academia or in industry, and I hope to expand the knowledge in my research field.”
Congratulations to all our 2012 winners from FindAPhD.com!