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Published: 07 January 2020

New PhD studentship promotes diversity in physics

The Department of Physics has launched a fully-funded PhD studentship to help students from under-represented groups access doctoral level study. This studentship has been launched in connection with the Institute of Physics Bell Burnell Graduate Scholarship fund. 

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The new Diversity in Physics studentship, which will begin on 1 October 2020, covers both the academic tuition fee (for home/EU or international students) and a maintenance award of £15,000 for three years. It is available for research within any of the research groups within the Department of Physics.

The studentship has been launched in connection with the Institute of Physics Bell Burnell Graduate Scholarship fund.  Aimed at increasing diversity in physics, the studentship will be open to under-represented groups including women, students of BAME heritage, students with disabilities, LGBT+ students and students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Professor Justin Read, Head of the Department of Physics, said: “This exciting new Diversity in Physics PhD Scholarship reflects our commitment to building a diverse and inclusive environment in the Surrey physics Department, ensuring that everyone can benefit from the opportunity of a career in physics.”

Read full details of the Diversity in Physics studentship, including eligibility criteria and how to apply.

 

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