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The Robson Real World Experience Fund 

The University is the recipient of a generous donation supporting students studying Art and Design. This fund allows University staff to support current students to undertake a live project or opportunity complementing current studies.

Projects might include a trip, bringing in an industry professional, a learning experience or placement activity. We envisage that each project will be up to £1000 and we hope to fund in the region of seven projects.

Staff supporting all programmes in the School of Art and Design are welcome to apply. This includes the following subject areas;

  • Animation and Games Art
  • Fashion Design and Promotion
  • Fine Art
  • Foundation Courses
  • Games Art
  • Glass and Ceramics
  • Graphic Design/Communication
  • Illustration
  • Photography

Applications must be received by noon on the closing date of Thursday 31st January 2019.

For an informal conversation or to discuss your proposal please contact Professor Kevin Petrie, Head of the School of Art & Design. 

How to Apply

To apply to the Robson Real World Fund you must complete an application form and submit it to the Development & Alumni Office before the deadline. The Real World Committee meet in February 2019 to award this scholarship programme. You must ensure that your application form is fully completed and meets the requirements of the criteria below. Incomplete applications will not be shortlisted for consideration by the Commitee.

View and download the application form.

View and download the scholarship criteria.

The Development Office team are happy to discuss and advise on your proposal prior to submission - contact us on or call on 0191 515 3664. 

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