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Goldsmiths University of London Football Writers Association Bursary (FWA Bursary), UK 2023/2024

Application is now open for Football Writers Association Bursary (FWA Bursary) at Goldsmiths University of London. Interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications in.

About Goldsmiths University of London and Scholarship

The Goldsmiths’ College, often known as the Goldsmiths’ University of London, is an English research institution that is a part of the University of London. The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths established it as The Goldsmiths’ Technical and Recreational Institute in New Cross, London, in 1891. It was renamed Goldsmiths’ College after being bought by the University of London in 1904, and it focuses on the humanities, social sciences, design, and computers. The old Royal Naval School was located on the grounds of the campus’s centerpiece, the Richard Hoggart Building, which was first erected in 1792.

In terms of communication and media studies, Goldsmiths is placed 12th, and 15th in art and design, and in the top 50 for anthropology, sociology, and performing arts, according to Quacquarelli Symonds (2021). Over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students will be enrolled at the institution in 2020. 37% of students are international, and 52% of undergraduates who started their studies at age 21 or older were mature students. In addition, around a third of Goldsmiths’ students are graduate students.


The school’s research relies on knowledge from a variety of fields to assist in developing solutions to some of the most urgent issues of the day, including population growth, environmental sustainability, artificial intelligence (AI), and sexual, gender, and racial equality. They work together with other academic institutions to develop fresh strategies for addressing important social concerns. Additionally, they reach outside their industry, working with NGOs, corporations, and governments at the local and national levels to exchange information and advance their own.

The Football Writers Association Bursary (FWA Bursary) was established to support students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the field. particularly those with disabilities, BAME, LGBTQ+, and those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

Details about the Football Writers Association Bursary (FWA Bursary) at Goldsmiths University of London:

Scholarship Sponsor: Goldsmiths University of London, UK

Scholarship Value: £5,000

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Undergraduate

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


The £5,000 scholarship will be divided between a grant for tuition fees worth £4,000 and a fund for living costs worth up to £1,000 that will be managed by the FWA.

  • The chosen applicant will also join the FWA in its entirety.  
  • The chosen applicant will be mentored by a senior FWA member and given professional improvement tips. 
  • At a mutually suitable period, the chosen candidate will also receive a paid work placement with the Football Manager video game.

Football Writers Association Bursary (FWA Bursary) – Eligibility Criteria

The ultimate beneficiary will be chosen from a shortlist of candidates, who will then be asked for a quick interview. 

Application Process for Football Writers Association Bursary (FWA Bursary)

Interested and eligible applicants should please email Terry Kirby at t.kirby@( and use the reference ‘FWA Bursary’ in the subject field. 

What your application should contain: 

  • Your name, the course you’re in, and if appropriate, your graduating year. 
  • In no more than 400 words, describe why you feel you meet the requirements for this scholarship and how it would benefit both your education and potential journalistic career.  
  • You should enclose one or more samples of your sports writing or broadcasting, ideally something about football that has appeared in the press, on a blog, or been aired in any other manner. Please use a ZIP file if you are sending several examples. 

The Application Deadline is: Not Specified

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