Funding boost for postgrad studies | ESRC press coverage |

Students at the University of York have received scholarships to study Masters degrees as part of a new multi-million pound scheme.

Around 68 students have received scholarships as part of the scheme to encourage under-represented groups into postgraduate education.

York is a member of a consortium of six universities - Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, Warwick and York - which secured £3m funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to develop ways of attracting and supporting disadvantaged students into postgraduate study

Dr Paul Wakeling, a Senior Lecturer in Education at York, who is an expert on access to postgraduate study, is leading the research that will underpin the project at York.

Dr Wakeling is also working on behalf of HEFCE and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to identify and advise on the emergent findings from the portfolio of 20 projects funded by HEFCE under the Postgraduate Support Scheme.