We have received notification of a bursary that any of our students may apply for.
It is £2,500 from UKeiG for the successful applicant to use in the coming year of his or her studies.
You can be on any of our programmes, in any Level.
The details and rules are below, and are copied from a letter sent to the Vice Chancellor. They are also
on their website - type 'bursary' into the search option on it for more info. http://www.ukeig.org.uk
The department can nominate only one person, so if you are a combined honours student you may
want to ask your other department to nominate you, not us. (You cannot be nominated by two depts,
but your other department may not be aware of this scheme - giving you better odds to be nominated
by that department).
If you want to apply you must do the following:
Email me straight away saying you wish to be nominated by us, and tell me the name of your
programme leader or PAT. This staff member has to write a brief recommendation for you, so make
sure that you are contactable by the person you name, if you are nominated. You can send them an
email with a phone number etc on in the meantime. You may have to discuss your financial situation
with the staff member as you will have to prove your need for the bursary.
Check the rules at the very bottom of the letter below to make sure you are eligible, (UK resident etc).
We have to make our nomination by October 13th, so don't delay. We will pull one name out of a hat
on Monday 9th Oct. This will give you time to speak to your friends here in the department in case they
miss this email.
The successful person will receive the first of three installment payments at the end of October so it is
well worth applying if you are in actual need of assistance.
See you all on 2nd of October or before. Karen.
UKeiG Student Bursary
UKeiG is the UK e-information Group, a professional body and Special Interest Group of CILIP: the
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, with members who are principally
concerned with the creation, supply and use of electronic resources and in training for their efficient
use. You may wish to gain more information about UKeiG from our web site: http://www.ukeig.org.uk
While most of our members originate in schools and departments of library and/or information science,
there are an increasing number of courses offered by other departments that have significant
information handling or management content. Consequently, we believe it appropriate to offer our
awards to all departments within your university.
UKeiG is offering a bursary of £2,500 to a UK student on a course that has significant coverage of
information resources (i.e. a course about information resources and NOT one that simply uses them);
UKeiG is likely to favour students on courses that focus on electronic sources. The award can go to
either a postgraduate or an undergraduate student and all of the rules governing submission are
contained in this letter. We propose to make the award by means of one payment at the start of each
Any department may put forward the name of one student who they believe to be deserving of the
award, along with a brief recommendation detailing why UKeiG should choose their candidate
(including some short information on the course). UKeiG will assume that if you accept or retain the
student on a course that they are academically sound so your case should be made on the basis of
their lack of funds. Our wish is to help students who lack adequate funding. UKeiG will not accept
applications directly from students. UKeiG reserves the right to withhold the award if no suitable
candidate is submitted. The UKeiG judges’ decision is final: UKeiG will not entertain discussions
relating to its decision.
May I ask you to circulate the details of the UKeiG Bursary to admissions officers in all relevant
departments. UKeiG wish to make the first of three payments as near to the beginning of the academic
year as possible and so would ask your staff to submit their recommendations to us by October 13th
in order that payment can be made by the end of October. UKeiG make the following stipulations:
• An award is open to UK students on both first-degree and post-graduate qualification
courses (whether taught or research) which include significant information handling/management.
• The award is not open to distance learners unless they are un-waged.
• The award is equally available to a student beginning any year of a course.
• Each department may only submit one student. The bursary is not available to a student
who has received it previously.
• The award is only open to self-funding students who are not in receipt of government funding
or any other award, bursary or scholarship. Students may have a student loan.
Telephone extension 3103
Department of Computer Sciences & Information Systems
University of Chester