Posted on 28/11/2012
A Masters student from the Department of Geography, Poppy Harding is one of 16 Postgraduate Scholarships 2012 winners from FindAMasters.com. She is studying for an MSc in Quaternary Science
Securing financial support for postgraduate study can be difficult, and there was an overwhelming response to the Scholarships scheme with over 1,300 applications made.
Andy Pritchard, Managing Director of FindAMasters.com said: "picking our 16 winners was incredibly tough as the standard of the entries was so high. We watched videos of voluntary work in The Gambia to modern dance in Chichester, listened to original songs and poetry, and read many worthy applications from potential postgraduate students from all over the world, all of them as passionate about postgraduate study as we are.
"Poppy’s application showed us how passionate she is about her subject and how keen she is to go forward to assist in the understanding of current environmental changes by improved knowledge of the past through her research. We’re extremely pleased to be able to offer her this Scholarship as part of our commitment to supporting students at every stage of their postgraduate journey, and helping the best and brightest to fulfil their potential."
Poppy said: "The Quaternary is an amazing area to study, and it’s incredibly dynamic which makes it very appealing! The course is really intensive and I’ve already been able to go to Wales, Yorkshire and Norfolk to carry out fieldwork which has been a wonderful opportunity. I’m also getting a wide range of skills to allow me to work in the field in the future."
Further information on Postgraduate courses in the Department of Geography