“I have been able to continue at university and pay my fees and so on as a result of getting a grant from the Alumni Fund. I care for an adult with complex needs and was unable to work to support myself.
I am now writing up my final draft thesis and the grant has been a lifeline for me in challenging times. I wanted to finish my course as I am not a quitter, but may have had to do so without the support from the Alumni Fund.”
Margaret Hence, PhD student 2012
“I am a PhD student and used the grant for purchasing specialised books for my research.
Those books are considerably expensive and, although they are essential reading for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and numerical heat transfer, rarely can they be found in most libraries.
Having those books provided me with useful information to prepare quality theoretical chapters, enhanced my overall understanding of the field and boosted my confidence for my viva which is anticipated within the following 6 months.
To the graduates who donated money I would simply want to say "thank you!"
Thanos Alexakis, PhD student 2012