Inclusive Bangor Scholarship 2023/24
Bangor University is a member of the Athena Swan charter and as such committed to gender equality and diversity, and to creating and promoting an inclusive culture for staff and students at all levels. While the career development of women in science remains a priority within the Athena Swan agenda at Bangor, we also recognise the underrepresentation of other groups in other areas and wish to celebrate and highlight those students who are contributing to change and diversity in their chosen field. The University’s Inclusive Bangor Scholarships are therefore to support students who are continuing their studies at Bangor in order to highlight and celebrate the diversity and inclusivity of our student population at Bangor University, to ensure the student voice and experience is embedded in our EDI and Athena Swan agendas and to support the career development of our students contributing to these important agendas.
These Scholarships are for a masters degree (taught or by research) in any discipline. One scholarship per College will be awarded. Priority will be given to subject areas where there is a significant and consistent underrepresentation of certain groups at post-graduate student level at Bangor University. We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups in these subject areas. However, we also welcome applications for other subjects if the applicant is able to demonstrate an awareness of “career pipeline” issues for women (or other groups) further down the academic career path in the chosen subject.
To be eligible to apply for the scholarships the applicants must:
- Be a current final year Bangor University UG student, or have graduated from a Bangor UG degree course in the last two years (2021, 2022) and
- Have or are expected to achieved a 2.1 or above in their undergraduate degree, and
- Have applied for, and been accepted on, a full-time or part-time masters degree (taught or by research) at Bangor University for entry in September 2023.
Further notes on eligibility:
- integrated Masters courses are not eligible (these are classed as undergraduate courses)
- Students already receipt of other bursaries/scholarships (such as KESS) or those accepted on sponsored PG courses are not be eligible to apply for the Inclusive Bangor scholarship
- Any scholarships/discounts that are automatically applied (e.g. loyalty discount) will be superseded by the Inclusive Bangor scholarship
- Welsh domiciled students should note that if awarded the Inclusive Bangor scholarship they will be listed as a sponsored student and will therefore not be considered for the HEFCW bursary.
- International students should note that if awarded the Inclusive Bangor scholarship they will not be eligible for any other BU international awards
What criteria will applications be evaluated on?
- Academic achievement
- Applicants will need to demonstrate an awareness and understanding of EDI (equality, diversity and inclusivity) issues in their chosen field, reflecting on the EDI work being undertaken at Bangor, any contributions they have already made to this agenda and how they see themselves contributing to this agenda as a post-graduate BU student.
- The applicant’s desire and commitment to pursue a career in their chosen field and the extent to which the applicant can demonstrate how the scholarship would help to achieve her/his/their career aspiration.
- Payment towards tuition fees for one-year taught or research postgraduate Masters or for two years if studying part-time. This will be capped at £9,500.
For courses that run (full-time) over a period extending 12 months, the scholarship will only cover the tuition fees for the first year.
A cash equivalent is not available.
What will be expected of you?
- Students who accept the Inclusive Bangor scholarship will be expected to act as active representatives of the University, in particular regarding the University’s EDI and Athena Swan agendas.
- Scholarship holders will be expected to play an active role within School/College/University-level EDI activities and events. Scholarship holders will be invited to join College and/or School level Athena Swan/Equality committees as PG student representatives
Applicants are therefore strongly encouraged to use the following resources:
- Bangor University student data published in our annual equality reports
The Equality & Diversity officer for Students can be contacted (by emailing email@example.com) if applicants have questions regarding this data.
Further information on Athena Swan and Equality in HE:
The following Schools hold Athena Swan Bronze awards:
- Bangor Business School
- School of Computer Science & Electronic Engineering
- School of Natural Sciences
- School of Ocean Sciences
- School of Medical & Health Sciences
- School of Human & Behavioural Sciences
Please note this is for information only. We welcome applications from students from ALL Schools. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for School Athena Swan / Equality contacts.
- Advance HE’s “Equality in higher education student statistical report 2022” and “Equality in higher education staff statistical report 2022”
For any general questions about the scheme or Athena Swan at Bangor please contact email@example.com
To apply, candidates must submit the application form and a CV by 28th July 2023. Interviews will be held (via Teams) w/c 4th September 2023.