High Profile Support Grants

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.