Bursaries available for Cheltenham Science Festival

24 March 2011

Sella

The UCL Graduate School is offering bursaries to attend the 2011 Times Cheltenham Science Festival.

UCL research and taught degree postgraduate students are eligible for the bursaries, worth £600 each, which cover travel, accommodation and festival tickets.

The UCL Graduate School will fund ten graduate students to go to the festival and attend up to six events per day for six days.

One of last year’s bursary winners, Christianne Guillotte (MSc in Clinical Neuroscience at the UCL Institute of Neurology) said: "I knew there would be plenty to learn and to see, and that I would enjoy myself. My enthusiasm has been renewed, and if at any time it seems to be fading, I will recall my time in Cheltenham and remember how much I truly love the field of science and desire to be a part of it."

To apply for one of the bursaries, students are invited to write 250 words on their thoughts about public engagement in science and send this to their Departmental Graduate Tutor. Each department will be asked to recommend one student to the Graduate School who will then select the bursarywinners.

The closing date for applications is Friday 1 April 2011. The successful candidates will be sent a full festival brochure and more details on how to claim their tickets.

Image: Dr Andrea Sella (UCL Chemistry) presenting at last year's Cheltenham festival