The Jane Slowey Memorial Bursary

Level of study
Any Undergraduate
Subject area
Social Sciences
EU, Overseas (Non-EU), UK
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closed 29/04/2022 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

The Jane Slowey Memorial Bursary supports talented, motivated and creative undergraduate students to critically engage with the themes of housing, social injustice and young people through their dissertation research. 

The Bursary was established by Commonweal Housing in memory of Jane Slowey. Jane graduated from Birmingham in 1974 with a degree in French Language and Literature and Italian. She was a passionate campaigner against social injustice and consistently sought out opportunities to represent and advocate for change. Jane sadly passed away in 2017 and the bursary was launched in 2018 in her honour. 

Value of Award

Recipients receive £2500 plus the opportunity to engage in mentoring support provided through Commonweal Housing.

Eligibility Criteria

You are eligible to apply for this bursary if you are undertaking an undergraduate dissertation within the Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology. 

  • BA Social Policy (with/without Year Abroad)
  • BA Sociology (with/without Year Abroad)
  • BA Social Policy (Pathways)
  • BA Policy, Politics and Economics (with/without Year Abroad)
  • BA Social Policy and Criminology
  • BA Social Policy and Sociology

Broadly your dissertation should focus on the themes of housing, social injustice and/or young people. A more extensive list of example bursary themes can be found on the department webpage.

How to Apply

To apply, students are required to submit an application of no more than 500 words indicating:

  • Why you should be awarded the bursary,
  • How you would use the money to support your research,
  • How you would benefit from the mentoring opportunity with Commonweal Housing.

Applicants should also ensure that they indicate the proposed focus of their dissertation project. Please note that one award is ring-fenced for a dissertation project which engages with the experiences of BAME communities around the themes of housing, social injustice and young people. 

Further details on how to apply will be shared during the 'Introduction to Dissertation' module. 

Further information on how to apply can also be found on the Canvas page.