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Birkbeck University of London Emily Paige Short Fund, UK 2023/2024

Application is now open for the Emily Paige Short Fund at the Birkbeck University of London. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About Birkbeck University of London and Scholarship

A member institution of the University of London, Birkbeck, University of London (formerly known as Birkbeck College, University of London) is a research university with a location in Bloomsbury, London, England. Birkbeck is one of the few universities in the UK with a focus on evening higher education. It was founded in 1823 as the London Mechanics’ Institute by Sir George Birkbeck and his allies, Jeremy Bentham, J. C. Hobhouse, and Henry Brougham.

The main Birkbeck building is located in the Bloomsbury neighborhood of the London Borough of Camden in the heart of London. More than 200 undergraduate and graduate programs are available at Birkbeck. The academic pursuits at Birkbeck are broken up into 19 departments among five component faculties. The institution belongs to academic associations including the European Institution Association and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. The university is a part of the London-based Screen Studies Group. The Queen’s Anniversary Prize for brain research was given to the university’s Centre for Brain Function and Development in 2005.


The Queen’s Anniversary Prize for brain research was given to Birkbeck’s Centre for Brain Function and Development in 2005. Birkbeck was included in the Times Higher Education University of the Year Award shortlist in 2010.

According to the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings for Psychology, Birkbeck was rated 95th in the world. The institution routinely ranks in the top 100 universities in the world for both philosophy and English Language & Literature. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 and the QS World University Rankings 2020 place Birkbeck in the top 350 universities in the world.

Despite having highly rated teaching and research, Birkbeck announced in 2018 that it would leave the UK university rankings because their methodologies unfairly penalize it because “other factors caused by its unique teaching model and unrelated to its performance push it significantly down the ratings.”

Emily was raised in a multicultural neighborhood in Rome, Italy, where she was born into a musical family and learned to speak both English and Italian. In 2008, she received her diploma from Chelsea College of Art & Design. Her final project was a wood piece named “If you should see Fred, say “Hello”.” Berlin, Rome, Poznan (Poland), and Australia all published her pieces. Emily enrolled at Birkbeck to study BSc Geology, and in 2014 she earned a first-class degree. Her enthusiasm for geology inspired her to engage in a variety of activities that increased her knowledge of geology and petrology. For instance, Emily participated in field-based volcanology summer schools in Kilauea, Hawaii, and in Kamchatka, Russia.

She also attended a few short courses at the University of Mainz in Germany on micro-tectonics and high-grade metamorphism. On a Greek island, she completed her undergraduate thesis and research. ‘Brittle-Ductile Deformation and the Onset of Partial Melting on Naxos Metamorphic Core Complex’ was the title of her thesis. An avid cyclist, Emily raised money for those involved in geological processes when she cycled the circumference of Iceland alone in 2011, increasing funds for survivors of the Haitian earthquake.

Details about Emily Paige Short Fund at Birkbeck University of London:

Scholarship Sponsor: Birkbeck University of London, UK

Scholarship Value: £1000

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Masters

Host Institution(s): Birkbeck University of London, UK

Benefits of Emily Paige Short Fund

  • Current students in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences can apply for scholarships of up to £1000 to support innovative academic initiatives such as:
    • go beyond the scope of your academic curriculum  
    • give important geology and petrological experience in petrology and related topics. 

Application Process for Emily Paige Short Fund

You should get in touch with the department head, who will need you to fill out a form

The Submission Deadline is: Not Specified

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