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Wriggle Marketing Postgraduate Scholarship 23/24

At Northumbria, we are passionate about bringing together our inspirational courses, forward-thinking staff and innovative students to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.  Northumbria champions students who are curious, hardworking and academically gifted.

Northumbria University is pleased to announce the Wriggle Marketing Scholarship to commence September 2023.  Wriggle Marketing is a revenue increasing, creative digital agency that launched in 2014 by CEO and Northumbria alumnus Nick Gianfreda.  Wriggle have a 12-person team, working from their office in Gosforth just outside of Newcastle, covering all digital marketing needs under one roof. Over the years Wriggle has grown and expanded into the successful specialist digital marketing agency it is today.  Wriggle have pledged to support Postgraduate Marketing students for three years up to 2025/26.

The scholarship will award one Marketing MSc student with £2,000 during their one year degree.  The money can be used to enhance the overall learning experience.

If you are ready to start your journey with Northumbria, create your best future and meet the criteria below, apply now and you will be considered for the Wriggle Scholarship.

Apply Now.  Applications close at 16:00 on Friday 25 August 2023

To be eligible for the Wriggle Marketing scholarship you must:

  • Be a UK/Home applicant with 'Home' fee status
  • Have a permanent residence in the North East of England.  Please click here for eligible counties.
  • Apply to study on the one year Full-Time Marketing MSc commencing in September 2023 at the Newcastle Upon Tyne campus
  • Meet the terms and conditions and accept your offer
  • Be a self-funded student
  • Not have fees which are paid in full or in part through a sponsorship arrangement, i.e. employer funded

  • The student selected for The Wriggle Marketing Scholarship will not be eligible for other Northumbria Postgraduate Scholarships which includes, The Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship
  • If you are selected and are a Northumbria Alumni, you will also be eligible for the Alumni Discount
  • The Wriggle Marketing Scholarship is awarded as a cash sum
  • The successful student will receive a £2,000 cash payment on the one year Full-Time Marketing MSc studied at the Newcastle Upon Tyne Campus
  • The cash award will be paid as: 25% in November 2023, 25% in February 2024, and 50% in May 2024
  • The successful student will be required to send a thank you letter and progress updates to the donor
  • If you do not provide a thank you letter and progress updates to the donor, the scholarship will be withdrawn
  • If you defer your place, the scholarship offer will be withdrawn
  • If you decide to leave your course after a scholarship payment has been made, the University will not make efforts to reclaim the amount
  • Northumbria reserves the right to withdraw this scheme at any point
  • The University's decision is final and cannot be challenged; there is no right of appeal


  • There is a competitive selection process for this scholarship scheme.  Applicants need to apply via online written application; a selection panel will consider all eligible applications.  In no more than 1000 characters, please answer the following question; How would you use your career in Marketing to help raise awareness of issues around diversity and inclusivity?Applications will be considered on the strength of response.
  • The successful applicant will be notified once the evaluation panel has met, by no later than Friday 08 September 2023


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