On Thursday 14 April 2016, over 100 scholarship supporters and scholarship students came together to celebrate another year of academic success. The year’s Scholarship Reception was hosted by Professor Anya Hurlbert, Dean of Advancement.
The annual event showcases the achievements of some of our scholarship students.
At the event, which was held in the Students' Union, four students spoke about the support they received and how it has enhanced their experience at Newcastle University:
- Olivia Petie is a Masters student in Human Geography Research, and recipient of a Santander Masters scholarship and Santander Mobility award. These awards enabled Olivia to do her Masters and will allow her to travel to Ecuador to carry out research fieldwork for her thesis.
- Stephanie Carr is in the first year of her PhD studies within the Institute of Human Genetics, where her research focuses on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Stephanie is supported by the Barbour Foundation.
- Chloe Robinson is a first year Chemical Engineering student and recipient of the Fiona Foundation scholarship. The Fiona Foundation offers scholarships at Newcastle University to women in Chemical Engineering. The award is given in memory of Fiona Karran, a Newcastle University alumna. Fiona was one of only four women reading Chemical Engineering in the late 1980s at Newcastle and the scholarship aims to encourage women into the field.
- Robbie Lemons is one of the University's Santander Sporting Excellence scholars. The scholarship encourages elite athletes like Robbie to come to Newcastle University to excel in their chosen sport. It helps them balance the demands of academic study with high-level participation in sport. Robbie plays for the Newcastle University basketball team, the Knights.
The support each student receives helps their personal development, which in turn will enable them to have an impact in their chosen field.
Our alumni and supporters help us offer a world-leading student experience through scholarships. Scholarships help to ensure that learning, not financial hardship, is at the centre of the student experience.