Hi, I’m Lisa
History has been my passion & my academic forté for as long as I can remember. Having excelled in the subject throughout school, I progressed onto a History degree programme at Nottingham University in 2011 and graduated with First Class Honours (Top GPA for you US folks!) in July 2014.
It is my ambition to progress into academia. I have been offered a place on the MPhil Modern European History course at the University of Cambridge, which is the best University in the World for what I want to study and is currently ranked in the World Top 3 for the study of History and in the Top 5 Universities Worldwide
My specialism concerns the development of personal relationships between British politicians, (specifically Winston Churchill) and press barons such as Lords Northcliffe, Rothermere and Beaverbrook from 1890 to the end of the First World War. I focus on assessing the impact of friendship upon the implementation of press censorship and the overall implications.
In order to take up my place, I need to raise £9000 to pay for my tuition fees. Postgraduate funding for the Arts is strictly limited, and I have sadly found myself unable to obtain any form of scholarship. I have applied to several banks for Professional Loans to cover my costs, but it is not guaranteed that my application will be accepted. I am fortunate that my parents are able to cover my living expenses, however tuition costs are another matter. These, I have to find a way to fund myself.
I am unable to fund myself from my own savings or earnings. Although I worked 2 jobs throughout my undergraduate studies to support myself, I only earned enough to keep my head above water. Currently, I am working full-time as a waitress on minimum wage until my course starts in October. Again, this barely covers my living expenses and leaves no room for saving. Likewise, deferring my place is not an option. Cambridge’s History Faculty do not permit this, and if I am unable to pay the fees in October then I forfeit my place.
I would be tremendously grateful for any assistance. Although it sounds horrifically clichéd, it would be a dream come true if I could find some way to fund my MPhil. Cambridge offers a peak opportunity, and commands an elite global reputation. I am confident that my Masters degree would significantly boost my lifetime earnings and allow me to present highly significant findings in my subject area.
I cannot offer a great deal, but I can promise that anyone who contributes will obtain a space in the dedication pages of my MPhil Thesis, my eternal gratitude and a huge Thank You!
All contributions will be put towards tuition fees.
If you wish to ask me any questions about my academic record, my research or anything else - please feel free to email me at misslawade AT gmail DOT com.
If you would like to help, my GoFundMe page is here at http://http://www.gofundme.com/fenwench
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