Student Bursary

As part of its role in securing the future vitality of the magnetics community, the UK Magnetics Society supports a bursary scheme to assist postgraduate students to attend international conferences.

Bursaries are available to support attendance at conferences of international standing in the UK or abroad, in subject areas which reflect the interests of the UK Magnetics Society membership.

  • £300.00 to attend a UK or European seminar
  • £500.00 to attend a conference outside UK / Europe

The award of a bursary is intended to acknowledge the student’s contribution to the magnetics community and act as a catalyst for attracting additional support.

The following eligibility criteria apply:

  • The applicant must be a full-time Postgraduate student, i.e. not contract research staff
  • Only students from institutions which are members of the UK Magnetics Society are eligible
  • Students must be presenting a paper, either poster or oral
  • Applications from students presenting a paper on collaborative work between two or more members of the UK Magnetics Society (academic or industrial partners) are particularly welcome
  • Only one bursary per event, per institution, will be awarded, and a limit of two bursaries per year from a given member organisation.

You can apply here – please apply at least 2 months ahead of the conference

Note: Successful applicants must write a Student Bursary Conference Report (sample report) on the conference and their experiences of it for publication in MagNews. Each report is then considered for the Denis Hadfield Award.

Denis Hadfield Memorial Award

Each year, the UK Magnetics Society management committee is pleased to award the annual Denis Hadfield Memorial Award. This prize is awarded to the best Student Bursary Conference Report published in MagNews each year, and is presented at the annual Ewing Lecture, held each December. The winner and a guest will be invited to attend the Ewing Lecture free of charge, and with reasonable expenses reimbursed.