Women in Science Bursary

The School of Science is offering the Women in Science Bursary (£1000 per annum) to women applicants to assist them to pursue their studies at Loughborough, and help them develop as future scientists working in industry or academia.

Applicants considering 2024 entry to any of our undergraduate degree programmes in Computer Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, or Natural Sciences, are invited to apply.

The bursary would be paid for each year of the programme (excluding the industrial or professional placement year if taken), subject to satisfactory academic progression (achieving an overall 2:1 mark or above each year).

Bursary holders will have the chance to work voluntarily with current Women in Science ambassadors in the School of Science to further the engagement of women in science. There will be an opportunity to become a paid student helper, and each bursary holder will be mentored by a senior woman staff member in the School, who will guide their development throughout their course.

Applicants are asked to write a statement (ca. 500 words) outlining their interest in science or maths, what they think can be done to improve recruitment and retention of women and underrepresented groups in science, and what the bursary will help them achieve while at university.

The award of a bursary will be based on the applicant's statement and entry qualifications, and priority will be given to applicants from underrepresented groups (including black and ethnic minority students, those with a disability, caring responsibilities, refugee status, or from low participation areas).