In 2021-22 the Department of Psychology introduced the Sarah Parker Remond studentship. Sarah Parker Remond (1826-1894), an alumnus of Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, studied Liberal Arts at Bedford College before studying to become a nurse, and later an obstetrician.
With this studentship, we are paying tribute to Sarah Parker Remond’s involvement in the fight for equality. She stood up for rights of others producing her first speech at 16 years old against slavery, commencing her involvement in the anti-slavery movement. Later, she was involved in supporting women’s right to vote. Sarah Parker Remond’s journey is inspirational and demonstrates her strong commitment to equality.
This studentship will be awarded to a strong, qualified applicant from one of the following categories of ethnicity: Black African; Black Caribbean; Black Other; Mixed – White and Black Caribbean; Mixed – White and Black African; or other mixed backgrounds (to include Black African, Black Caribbean or Black Other).
The studentship is one of several initiatives that we are undertaking as part of our Race Equality Charter, and is a positive action measure under s.158 of the Equality Act 2010 to increase participation in an under-represented group of PGR students, as identified within our department. Note that we reserve the right not to award in any given year.
For this studentship, we welcome student-led project ideas, developed alongside a potential supervisor. Staff who are currently recruiting for PhD students have advertised potential projects and research interests on our website. Applicants who have their own research project idea should identify a supervisor with the relevant expertise to supervise the project. In preparing an application you should contact staff directly before starting the application. When approaching staff it is generally helpful to attach a copy of your CV and transcript to date, as well as some information on what has motivated you to do to a PhD and what interests you about the proposed research area (link to staff expertise where appropriate).
Available studentships provide a stipend in the region of £17,600 per annum for 3.5 years and also cover the tuition cover fees at home-student rate. International applicants are welcome to apply but would be required to pay the difference between home and international tuition fees.
To apply for this studentship, please follow the guidance as set out on our website.
Deadline: 5th January 2022 (5 pm)