Former students of the College and other benefactors have made generous gifts to the College to provide grants and bursaries for students studying at St Hilda's.
The College has an extensive range of funds that provide our current students many opportunities to apply for grants and bursaries. These funds are available for many uses, including travel, study and research, vacation residence, extra-curricular activities, the purchase of books, music tuition, language courses and general hardship. In addition there are several subject-specific funds, particularly in the humanities.
Some examples of the generous funds available can be found below:
- The Kojo Minta fund is for graduate students in the humanities
- The Jenny Tyrrell Bursary fund for students in clinical medicine
- The Jayne Almond Bursary fund and the Pamela Gifford fund for undergraduate students in financial need
- The Sue Lloyd Roberts fund for research, travel or internship awards to students interested in a career in the media
St Hilda's also offers several prizes and bursaries our students to apply for after their graduation, including the Hildegard Prize to assist in undertaking postgraduate research, and the Teach First Bursary, to which we contribute £500 each year.
Battels and Fees
'Battels' is the term used for College bills covering domestic and other charges that are the student's personal responsibility and that are not included in approved course fees. Students' battels bills are issued at the beginning of each term.
I received a St Hilda's travel grant to take part in the Japan Project with the Oxford University Orchestra in March 2019. The trip will be an amazing experience for me to develop my performance capabilities as a cellist, especially as I will be taking solo performance and chamber performance for my finals. The outreach work we will be focusing on during the trip is also particularly important to me. I am taking music in the community as a module for finals, and community music and music therapy is something I would like to go into later in my career. We are working with El Sistema, a children's orchestra that is working with a group of children whose lives were affected by the Fukushima nuclear disaster. It will be an incredible opportunity to influence the lives of people affected by this positively with our music, especially people from completely different cultures, showing that music really does transcend all culture and race.