Examples of research by Students
Having completed my undergraduate degree in geography at Emmanuel in 2016, I am extraordinarily grateful to have been awarded a full postgraduate studentship, through the College’s research studentship fund and the incredible generosity of two Emma members. This has enabled me to follow up a long-standing interest in the Indian sub-continent through an MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies.
I began my PhD in pharmacology at Cambridge in 2015, upon completion of my degree in pharmacy at the Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich. This opportunity would have not been possible without generous help from the Late 80s Fund and two other members of Emmanuel.
I am very grateful to have been the recipient of the Lavey-Rosencranz Award for research into climate change and public health.
Having spent 2014–15 at Harvard University on a Herchel Smith Scholarship, I was delighted to return to Emmanuel this year (I completed my BA in English in 2014) to study for an MPhil in Criticism and Culture.
Helen completed her undergraduate degree in English at Emmanuel in 2014. She was very grateful to be awarded a full studentship, through the generosity of the Late 80s fund and another Member, enabling her to study for an MPhil in Modern and Contemporary Literature.
Jennifer Harris came to Emmanuel in 2008 to read Modern & Medieval Languages. College funds have enabled her to stay to do an MPhil, and through the support of a Member and a Derek Brewer Research Studentship she is now at the end of her first year studying for a PhD. She wrote the following article for the Emmanuel Review in 2014:
Stephen Duxbury read Philosophy at Emmanuel from 2010 to 2013. The Late Eighties and other College funds have enabled him to stay on to do an MPhil, and he is now hoping to remain at Emmanuel for a further three years to do a PhD. He wrote the following article for the Emmanuel Review in 2014:
John Gallagher wrote the following in the Emmanuel Review in 2012: I am a graduate student in the Faculty of History and am lucky enough to receive a Derek Brewer PhD studentship at Emmanuel. I work on the early modern period: for historians, this stretches from some time in the fifteenth century through to the eighteenth, and is a time of great change and huge interest in world history.
A Lord Northfield Scholarship and an MPhil Studentship enabled Fatima Siwaju to pursue an MPhil in development studies, driven largely by her study of the post-colonial literatures of Africa and the Middle East.
In 2011, Eleanor Rutherford wrote about her research in the Emmanuel Review. I came to Emmanuel in 2009 to study for an MPhil in Musicology. I am now in my first year of studying for a PhD in Music, thanks to the support of a Derek Brewer Research Studentship.
Several graduate students are supported either fully or partly by the College. John Munns has been funded by a Derek Brewer Research Studentship and the C S Gray Fund and he wrote as follows in the Emmanuel Review in 2010.
A Derek Brewer PhD studentship, together with a grant from the Cambridge Home/ EU Scholarship Scheme, has enabled Beatrice Balfour to study for a doctorate at Emmanuel and the Faculty of Education. She described her research in the Emmanuel Review for 2013.