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Bartlett School of Planning centenary marked with postgraduate scholarships

30 January 2013

Bloomsbury historic map

In celebration of its centenary, The Bartlett School of Planning will be offering 10 ‘Centenary Scholarships’ worth £5000 in total to new MSc students joining the School for 2013/4 academic year.

Awarded solely on the basis of academic merit, the scholarships will encourage the brightest and best students to apply to the School and aim to provide greater opportunity for graduates from a wide range of backgrounds to study at The Bartlett.

First founded in 1914 under the leadership of Professor Stanley Adshead, The Bartlett School of Planning initially provided systematic training for architecture, engineering and surveying students in town planning.

Over the years, the School has been guided by many illustrious and prominent academics, including Professor Patrick Abercrombie, famous for his re-planning of post-war London, Lord Richard Llewelyn Davies, designer of 1960s new town Milton Keynes and Sir Peter Hall, knighted in 1998 for services to the Town and Country Planning Association and named as a ‘Pioneer in the Life of the Nation’ by the Queen in 2003.

In our centenary year, these scholarships form part of the School’s wider efforts to attract the very best graduates to our programmes and support those students who might otherwise find it difficult to study at UCL.

Professor Nick Gallent

Today, The Bartlett School of Planning continues to thrive and grow, employing over 25 academic staff and welcoming students from around the world to its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Head of the School, Professor Nick Gallent, welcomed the announcement of the new Centenary Scholarships. He said: “In our centenary year, these scholarships form part of the School’s wider efforts to attract the very best graduates to our programmes and support those students who might otherwise find it difficult to study at UCL.”

The ten Centenary Scholarships will be offered alongside four existing Land Securities Scholarships and will be available to both full and part-time MSc students on a fee waiver basis.

MSc Spatial Planning graduate Daniel Evans, who received funding for his studies at the School, described the impact the award has had on his education and subsequent career: ‘I was lucky enough to receive a scholarship supported by Land Securities to support my study at UCL. Quite simply, without this financial support I would have been unable to afford to study for my Masters, and so I was incredibly grateful for the opportunities the scholarship gave me.

He added: “I am now working as a planner at a multi-disciplinary consultancy in London and I am therefore very thankful for the support that allowed me to start a career in my chosen profession.”      


Links:

UCL Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL Bartlett School of Planning