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Future Foundations - Supporting Postgraduate Students and Young Academics

Supporting Postgraduates

Supporting Postgraduate Students.

Magdalene's postgraduate student population has grown exponentially over the past 30 years and we now have roughly 200 postgraduates.

The financial climate for postgraduate students has become much more challenging in recent years. The College is home to a vibrant and engaging community of postgraduate students, a good mix of Master's and doctoral students and we want to ensure that no one is deterred from continuing their studies for purely financial reasons. Many of our current postgraduates have experienced financial hardship but their living costs continue to accumulate.

Government loans, and some Research Council funding, are available to Master’s and PhD candidates from the UK, but these funds only cover part of the real cost and are time-limited. External funding is scarce, particularly for those researching the Arts and Humanities subjects.

The College has established a Hardship Fund for postgraduate students who run into financial difficulties, the fund allows us to support several PhD students whose funding comes to an end before their research is complete. Sadly, the need is greater than the available funds, we seek to strengthen these funds and to further consolidate the support we can offer to our talented research students.

Supporting Magdalene

Donations to support Magdalene can be made by choosing one of the options below.

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Duncan Robinson Curatorial Studentship for Art Historians

Mr Duncan Robinson CBE (1943-2022)

The College is establishing a new Fund, the Duncan Robinson Curatorial Studentship for Art Historians, in honour of Mr Duncan Robinson CBE, former Master of Magdalene, to create a lasting memorial at Magdalene in his name.

It is testament to the great affection Duncan was held in by Members and Friends that a generous donor has not only pledged a gift of £50,000 to launch this fund but will also match every gift received pound for pound up to a total of £100,000.

We are seeking to raise at least £175,000 to fully endow this new fund to ensure that a Duncan Robinson Curatorial Studentship will be awarded to a postgraduate Art Historian every year in perpetuity. Your gift, however modest will help us to reach our goal to welcome the first Duncan Robinson Curatorial Scholar before the end of the year!

Find out more and support the Duncan Robinson Curatorial Studentship for Art Historians at the links below.

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