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    I have a medical degree already from Cambridge but got sacked in a disability discrimination case which I won. Do not want to go back to medicine as it is tough with Asperger's as I do not have good communication skills.
    Want to do a physics degree. Have been looking at Oxford and Manchester. Will probably go for Manchester as my son's dad cannot drive through disability and we both live in Manchester. If I move to Oxford it will make contact for my son more or less impossible and I think my ex has a right to see his son.
    I can go for the gifted and talented scholarship at Manchester but that still leaves me £8000 a year to make up. I am a single mum to a 4 year old and so plan to make the rest up out of my disability living allowance and self employed tutoring wage.
    Can someone advise if there is any other scholarships or grants? I do not want a grant from some big business as there may be a condition I have to work for them afterwards and I do not want to do that, I want to do a PhD then go into academia.
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    (Original post by benion)
    I have a medical degree already from Cambridge but got sacked in a disability discrimination case which I won. Do not want to go back to medicine as it is tough with Asperger's as I do not have good communication skills.
    Want to do a physics degree. Have been looking at Oxford and Manchester. Will probably go for Manchester as my son's dad cannot drive through disability and we both live in Manchester. If I move to Oxford it will make contact for my son more or less impossible and I think my ex has a right to see his son.
    I can go for the gifted and talented scholarship at Manchester but that still leaves me £8000 a year to make up. I am a single mum to a 4 year old and so plan to make the rest up out of my disability living allowance and self employed tutoring wage.
    Can someone advise if there is any other scholarships or grants? I do not want a grant from some big business as there may be a condition I have to work for them afterwards and I do not want to do that, I want to do a PhD then go into academia.
    Have a look on https://www.turn2us.org.uk/Find-Benefits-Grants

    For example a quick search has turned up the following that you might be eligible for (it's difficult to know for sure as you don't state your age):
    http://www.futuresforwomen.org.uk/apply/
    http://www.thomaswalltrust.org.uk/?q=node/7
    http://grants-search.turn2us.org.uk/...1?iframe=False
    (it might also be worth approaching http://pcac.org.uk/?page_id=106 given your first degree/career - if not for you then some of the other grants for your son)

    http://www.iop.org/about/grants/bene...age_38836.html might also be worth approaching.

    Your household income might make you eligible for the Manchester bursaries: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/un...ips-bursaries/ These are usually in addition to any scholarships.
 
 
 
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