The Gillian Stead Bursary
The Gillian Stead Bursary is a cash award of £2,100 for
undergraduate students who enter the first year of a BSc or MMath
degree and who have achieved 128 UCAS tariff points in three
A-Levels, excluding General Studies and including an A in Maths or
Further awards of £2,100 will be made to these students for each
subsequent year of their degree, subject to them achieving an
average mark of 65% at the end of the previous year of study.
The bursary has been made possible thanks to a substantial
legacy to the University from the estate of Raymond Stead. Mr
Stead’s daughter, Gillian, was a former student of the University,
studying Special Honours Mathematics. Gillian enrolled at the
University in 1969 as a joint Physics and Maths student, before
switching to Special Honours Mathematics. She went on to study for
a PGCE and PhD, working on two-dimensional solidification problems.
After studying at the University, she went on to teach A Levels in
various locations, firstly in Hull and latterly, Lancashire.
Gillian was diagnosed with breast cancer and died tragically
Note: There is no need to apply for this bursary. Students who
achieve the set criteria will be automatically awarded the bursary.
Students in receipt of the University of Hull Gillian Stead Bursary
will not be eligible for the University of Hull Merit or Excellence
Scholarships. The terms of the bursary are subject to review by the
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