The Professor Robin Baker Scholarship is a merit-based award which is open to applicants to Ravensbourne’s postgraduate programmes.
Professor Robin Baker was director of Ravensbourne from 1994 to 2015. In that time, he developed Ravensbourne’s pioneering strategic emphasis on the creative use of digital technology. Professor Baker‘s vision led to our relocation to our current building and transformation of Ravensbourne into the cutting edge and innovative specialist higher education institution we are today.
The purpose of the Professor Robin Baker Scholarship is to:
- Encourage national and international applicants for Ravensbourne’s postgraduate courses with the greatest academic potential and creative talent
- Encourage excellent postgraduate work which demonstrates innovation and creativity in the use of technology
- To provide access to Ravensbourne’s innovative postgraduate courses to those who might otherwise find it financially challenging
Normally, Ravensbourne will award either one full fee scholarship (up to £9000) or two part-time/half full time feescholarships (up to £4500) annually depending on the range and calibre of applicants.
To be considered for the scholarship an applicant must be:
- A Home or EU student who has applied for a place and been accepted on a full-time or part-time postgraduate course at Ravensboune between the 1 October and 1 June immediately prior to entry.
- An international student who has applied for a place and been accepted on a full-time postgraduate course at Ravensbourne between the 1 October and 1 June immediately prior to entry.
Applicants should have confirmed acceptance of their place on the course in advance of applying for the scholarship or provide clear evidence of their intent to do so.
Eligible candidates seeking consideration for the scholarship must submit an application via email to Student Services by Friday 29 April 2016.
The application should take the form of a personal statement of no more than 300 words together with any additional evidence they may wish to supply (e.g. CVs, images, videos, hyperlinks, examples of creative work or academic references).
Candidates should also submit a 2 minute video about themselves, their academic history and why they would be the right choice for the scholarship.
This statement should supplement rather than replicate the personal statement submitted during the application process for the course. It should set out:
- Further detail about the nature of their anticipated research during the course and its creativity, originality and innovativeness in terms of the application of technology.
- Further detail about how the applicant will benefit from the course and the additional support the applicant would gain from scholarship.
Any additional information that the applicant believes would assist the selection panel in evaluating their application.
Applications for the scholarship will be evaluated and ranked by a selection panel consisting of:
- Head of Student Services (Chair)
- Two members of the postgraduate academic staff
- Head of International Development
Ranking will be on the basis of the evidence provided of the applicants’:
- Previous, and current academic or professional performance and future potential.
- Creativity and innovation in the application of technology
- Benefit to be derived from the course and Scholarship
Award of scholarship
The successful applicant will be informed on 31 May 2016.