Megan Scanlon and Shayne Saysell will be receiving bursaries of £2,500 each to support them in their final-year research from the Jane Slowey Memorial Bursary.

Shayne’s research will explore public perceptions of police legitimacy, and the role of procedural justice in reflecting these attitudes; whilst Megan is investigating the housing needs of offenders versus the needs of the communities in which they are resettled.

Jane Slowey 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 by the housing charity Commonweal Housing. 

The Jane Slowey Memorial Bursary supports talented, motivated and creative students to critically engage with the themes of housing, social injustice and young people. It awards £2,500 each to three undergraduate students who have a focus on housing, social injustice and young people in their final year dissertation. The closing date for applications is 31 May 2020.