High Profile Achivement Awards

The Social and Cultural Committee awards grants to support individual graduate students who are striving towards the peak of success in sports, music or the arts.

Sports Awards

These grants are to support individual graduate students who are striving towards the peak of sporting success. The grant covers two categories:

  • Training activities for contenders for Blue/half – Blue, County or National status
  • competition at international level.

The grants are intended to defray travel/subsistence costs incurred in training/international competition. The sport must require a sustained effort in training.  

  • Applicants must demonstrate a long-term commitment to the sport and the worth of the training activity
  • A letter/Email from the Sports Club President supporting the worth of the training activity and/or confirming the competition is at international level is also required.
  • The grants are up to £200 from the Common Room Fund and only graduate students are eligible.
  • The grants are limited to one per person per financial year.
  • Due to HMRC tax implications, the awards can only be made with appropriate receipts for travel, subsistence, material, kit etc.

Arts Awards

These grants are to support individual graduate students who are striving towards the peak of success in music or the arts. The grants are intended to defray travel/subsistence costs incurred in participating in national or international level competitions, festivals, workshops, performances or exhibitions.

  • Candidates should be able to give evidence of sustained effort and high achievement in music, drama, public speaking, writing or the visual arts.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a long-term commitment to their chosen art form and the value of the activity for which they are requesting funding.
  • A letter from a relevant teacher, mentor, or society president supporting the worth of the activity is also required.
  • The grants are up to £ 200 from the Common Room Fund and only graduate students are eligible.
  • The grants are limited to one per person per financial year.
  • Due to HMRC tax implications, the awards can only be made with appropriate receipts for travel, subsistence, material, kit etc.
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The latest from Wolfson College

23 October 2017
Imagining the Divine: Exhibition

Wolfson scholars collaborate on a unique exhibition on the art of major world religions at the Ashmolean Museum.

23 October 2017
The College Record 2017

The Wolfson College Record is a formal account of the past year and includes the final President's Letter from Professor Dame Hermione Lee.

Philomen Probert
9 October 2017
Message from the Acting President

A warm welcome to those new to Wolfson, and a warm welcome back to those who have been travelling during the summer or hiding away in libraries or...

Our upcoming events

Concert and Plays
24 - 24
Oct Oct
Staging the Modernist Life: Auto/biography, performance, and H.D.
Tuesday 24 October -
1:30pm to 2:30pm

In this lecture/performance, Sasha Colby will discuss the process of transforming auto/biographical materials into biographical drama in her recent book project Staging Modernist Lives: H.D., Mina Loy, Nancy Cunard, Three Plays and Criticism (McGill-Queen's UP, 2017). With an emphasis on the poet, novelist, and memoirist H.D.

Networking
24 - 24
Oct Oct
Slanguages exhibition: launch party
Tuesday 24 October -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Our Creative Multilingualism Languages in the Creative Economy exhibition will feature the work, archives and ephemera related to the work of three Birmingham-based artists who use different languages in their musical and artistic work.

Lectures and Seminars
25 - 25
Oct Oct
Tennyson, Celebrity and Portraiture
Wednesday 25 October -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

This lecture will explore how publishers became responsible for promoting authors through portraiture in the mid-Victorian period. In particular it will focus on Edward Moxon and his role in expanding the readership of both William Wordsworth and Alfred Tennyson. While portraits of Wordsworth were relatively scarce, Tennyson was surrounded by sculptors, painters and photographers, which led to a new and disturbing experience of literary celebrity that had a major impact on his career.