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Lillian M Ruff Postgraduate Scholarship 2021/22 

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Dr Lillian M Ruff is a graduate of The University of Nottingham who has generously established this scholarship in her name. The scholarship criteria are laid out below. 

There will be one recipient in 2021/22, being awarded a scholarship equivalent to the full cost of the Home tuition fee for a full time/part time taught or MRes course in the School of Humanities at The University of Nottingham. 

Who is eligible for the scholarship? 

To be eligible to apply you must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be planning to enroll in the first year of a full time/part time taught or MRes course in the School of Humanities at The University of Nottingham (UK Campus) in 2021. 

  • Meet the residency requirements for a ‘home’ student and be liable for the relevant home tuition fee. 

  • Be a self-funded student (applicants expecting to be in receipt of the Government’s Postgraduate Loan are eligible to apply). 

  • Have a low income which necessitates your continuing to work throughout your course and be working prior to your starting on the course (please see below for required evidence). If you are unable to work due to a disability or long-term medical condition, you are still eligible to apply. Please highlight this in your supporting statement.  

When assessing applications, we will also take into consideration: 

  • Caring responsibilities 

  • Disability or long-term ill health 

  • Priority will be given to students studying in the Department of Music 

When is the closing date and when will I know if I have been made an award? 

The closing date for submitting the form is 18th August 2021. Applications will be looked at once the closing date has passed and all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within 4 weeks of the closing date. 

What evidence do I need to supply? 

You will need to provide evidence of your (and any partner’s, if applicable) income. Please see questions 9 to 12 for more details. 

Full Time Students 

If successful, full time students will need to provide 3 months of wage slips from the period between September 2021 and December 2021. You should submit this evidence by 14th January 2022. 

Part Time Students 

If successful you will also need to provide evidence that you continued to work during your studies, in the form of a copy of your P60 for the 2021/22 tax year and copies of three wage slips from the period between September 2021 and June 2022. You should submit this evidence by 1st September 2022. 

Failure to provide the evidence required will result in your award being withdrawn and you will be liable for the outstanding fee. 

If you have any questions about completing the application form please contact us by email at 

This form can be provided in alternative formats e.g. Braille, large font. 

Please contact Financial Support for information: 

Tel: 0115 823 2071 


How to appeal

If you are unhappy with the outcome of your application you should initially contact the Funding and Financial Support team to discuss your concerns.

If after an explanation of the assessment you believe there has been an error or procedural inconsistency and you wish to appeal you should email the Funding Manager detailing the basis of your appeal. Please send your email to and copy in

Appeals must be lodged within 2 weeks of the date of the email notifying you of the initial outcome. You will be contacted within 7 working days of receipt of the appeal with confirmation of the outcome of the appeal. Please note that the Funding and Financial Support Management’s decision on appeals is final.

Details about the Funding and Financial Support appeal process can be requested from the team at any point and this does not affect your right to raise an official complaint. Further details can also be found at:

Data Protection and Confidentiality:

All information and supporting documentation supplied by you with this application will be used for the sole purpose of assessing your application. Your application and some related information, including the outcome of the application, will be held and maintained in accordance with the provisions of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The data will not be passed to any other third party without your consent, except when the University is required to do so by law.

For our full Data Protection and Confidentiality Statement, please see 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Nottingham is focused on embedding equality, diversity, and inclusion in all that we do. As part of this, we seek to reward and recognise our diverse staff and student population, and therefore encourage applications from all communities, particularly those with protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. For more information please see our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion web pages:

If you have any questions about your application in relation to EDI issues, or you have any questions about completion of the application form,  then please contact the Funding and Financial Support team.

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