School of Mathematics & Physical Sciences
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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 equivalent.

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 young.

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 School.


PhD funding

Our funded and self-funded PhD opportunities are advertised on the Faculty of Science and Engineering's PhD opportunities page.

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