Students We've supported

Over the last 100 years, our Trust has been able to help thousands of postgraduates complete their studies and research.  Our grants have enabled them to focus more on their subjects and less on financial pressures. 


Here are just a few recent examples:


Mahtab Farahbakhsh

PhD in Visual Neuroscience

Mahtab studied for her PhD at University College London Child Vision Lab in Visual Neuroscience. Here she summarises her research into statistical procedures to detect visual impairments in children.



Truc Pham

Imaging Sciences PhD student

I was entering my third year at King’s College London when I applied for one of the Trust’s grants. My research aims to develop specific reagents for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and fluorescence imaging. 


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Venkatesh Mallikarjun

PhD in Computational and Molecular Biology 

Venkatesh completed his PhD at the University of Manchester. Here he describes his published research in the field of computational and molecular biology.


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Heather Ryall

MMus graduate with distinction

I graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama with a Distinction in November 2019. It was a brilliant two years, and I was offered a Junior Fellowship at the School for the following year which recently finished. 



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Tim Middleton

MPhil in Theology, 2018/19 academic year

I very much enjoyed studying for the MPhil in Modern Theology at Harris Manchester College, Oxford during the 2018/19 academic year and I am absolutely delighted to have been awarded a distinction (72%) for this degree. 


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Prema Ghasemi

Recent BDS graduate now practicing dentistry

I have always had a passion for dentistry from a very young age. Witnessing the transformation to patient’s oral health with a very limited dental care facility in a war-torn country, Afghanistan, instilled in me the intense desire to pursue a career in this prestigious field.


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Ellie Wyatt

Recent MA graduate now practicing as an artist and arts educator

I was introduced to printmaking in the second year of my BA at Kingston University, and I was lucky enough to have a technician who, as a practicing artist himself, invested his time in teaching me not only hands-on techniques, but also the rich histories of print and its role in contemporary culture. Print quickly became crucial to my work, and I was already imagining myself on the Print MA at the RCA, a course that pushes the boundaries of print in concept and method.


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Dr Christopher Tubb

Recently graduated Doctor in Film Studies

At the end of last year, I was able to complete my PhD in Film Studies at the University of Southampton with the support of a grant from the Trust. My research looked into the representation of the WWI Western Front on-screen in British, Canadian, and Australian films. It was a comparative analysis examining the similarities and differences in the depiction of Western Front in these three nations to discover how each nation remembers the Great War. Studying the cultural memory of the Great War at the time I did aligned with the latter half of the centenary commemorations. The field was alive with new research and being a small part of this was a privilege. 


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John Moon

PhD student in New Testament at Durham University

Having grown up in the Christian tradition, I have always been interested in the simultaneously organic yet startling ways in which the early Jesus movement grew out of its Jewish roots. My PhD is on the Apostle Paul’s ninth chapter in his letter to the church in Rome, where he deals with this very topic.  


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