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Ring-fenced scholarship

Posted on 15 June 2021

Good news for Melissa Williams

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Congratulations to Politics student Melissa Williams, who has been awarded a Ring-fenced Scholarship with the White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP).
There were two ring-fenced scholarships up for grabs so Melissa has done a fantastic job in securing one of them. A ring-fenced scholarship differs from a standard Pathway Award Scholarship because the award is a studentship for black British students and successful candidates will have research interests identifying with Professor Stuart Hall’s research legacy in the areas of securing wider access to education, race, ethnicity, cultural studies and structural inequalities.
Melissa says 'I feel surprised and completely honoured, given that the work of Stuart Hall is a key inspiration for my research. I am beyond excited to return to the Department of Politics to start my research and continue to learn from my brilliant supervisors, their colleagues and my peers'. 
Melissa will be starting her ESRC 1+3 scholarship in September 2021 (1 year MA in Social Research to be followed by a PhD in Politics).