Support Social Sciences

Support Social Sciences

The College of Social Sciences brings together the study of Business, Education, Law, and Social and Political Science. Our campus at Dumfries is home to our School of Interdisciplinary Studies and to the Solway Centre for Environment and Culture.

Building upon the world-changing achievements of figures such as Adam Smith, our work informs policy, addressing issues of both local and global concern.   We work on areas that affect us and our communities such as crime and justice, inequalities, identity and social change, governance and the state, human rights, urban health, and financial and business history.

We also have major centres focussing on Chinese Studies and Central and Eastern European Studies.

Your support for our prestigious scholarship scheme will enable us to develop thought and inform policy in key areas and help us to develop the graduates and leading minds that can help make a difference to the world we live in. Our Law Appeals mark the Tercentenary of Law at Glasgow and offer the opportunity to help us secure Glasgow as a leading centre for study and research in Law.

The Adam Smith Business School

Business related subjects have been taught at the University of Glasgow since 1925, when the Johnstone Smith Chair of Accountancy was established. This tradition stretches back even further, to 1752 when Glasgow alumnus Adam Smith, the father of modern economic thought, was appointed Professor of Moral Philosophy.

 
Anchored in the intellectual tradition of Adam Smith, our learning community provides high quality, contemporary thinking. Drawing directly upon this heritage, the Business School offers an education experience that is enhanced by history and innovation, by traditions of scholarship and creative energy, and by the combination of leading edge research and practical achievement.




You can support the Business School in the following ways: 

1. A gift to the Adam Smith Postgraduate Scholarship Fund
Gifts help provide opportunities for talented students and attract the best scholars in this field to Glasgow, helping to support Glasgow’s great tradition of scholarship in this area.  Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme. Our current priority is to award £5,000 scholarships from the fund.

2. A gift to name a full Scholarship at the Business School
Full scholarships for postgraduate students are particularly prized, helping to bring the very best and brightest students to Glasgow and to contribute to our reputation as a centre of excellence.  Please contact us if you would like to fund and name a full scholarship.

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Education

Glasgow is a major centre for study and research across all sectors of educational thought and practice: formal and non-formal, pre-school through to higher, adult, work-based and community education.

 
Our research focuses on the enhancement of teaching and learning and the associated issues of access and social justice and we collaborate extensively with government bodies, employers, education authorities, schools, colleges, the voluntary sector, urban and rural regeneration agencies.




You can support Educationin the following ways:

1. A gift to the Robert Owen Postgraduate Scholarship Fund in Education
The Postgraduate Scholarship Fundsupports excellent postgraduate students in the social sciences who have the potential to make an impact in their field and contribute to society nationally and internationally.

Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme. Our current priority is to award £5,000 scholarships from the fund which makes a huge difference to an individual student and helps them to make a difference in their chosen field.

2. Name a full Scholarship in Education
Full scholarships for research students are particularly prized, helping to bring the very best and brightest students to Glasgow and to maintain and develop our knowledge in this field.  Please contact us  if you would like to fund and name a full scholarship.

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Interdisciplinary Studies at Dumfries

Based in Dumfries, our school brings high quality research and teaching to students in the southwest of Scotland.

We are home to the Solway Centre for Environment & Culture which explores the relationship between landscape, place and memory, and sustainable rural tourism and landscape management. We place a strong emphasis on the importance of tackling environmental issues in a cultural context, identifying important themes in the local region, which also resonate with other rural regions, worldwide.

Our research work also focuses on health and wellbeing,  in particular ageing, palliative and end of life care.

You can support our work in the following ways:

1. A gift to the Scholarship Fund at Dumfries
Gifts help provide opportunities for talented students to study at Dumfries and to help attract the best students.   Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme. Our current priority is to award £5,000 scholarships from the fund.

2. A gift to name a full Scholarship at Dumfries
Full scholarships are particularly prized, helping to bring the very best and brightest students to Dumfries. Please contact us if you would like to fund and name a full scholarship.

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Social and Political Sciences

Glasgow is a leading centre for the study of Social and Political Sciences encompassing the study of Politics, Sociology, Urban Studies, Economic & Social History, and Central & East European Studies.

Our researchers work closely with the public, private and third sectors in Scotland and globally on areas of applied and policy-related research addressing key issues such as:

  • social and economic inequalities relating to income, gender and identity
  • governance and the state
  • crime and criminal justice
  • health and well-being, including disability, urban neighbourhoods and the history of medicine
  • global security and international relations
  • financial and business history

Your gifts allow us to support students across the Social and Political Sciences.  Alternatively you can chose for your gift to be directed to assist students in a particular subject or research area that you are interested in.

You can support our work in Social and Political Sciences in the following ways:

1. A gift to the Postgraduate Scholarship Fund in Social and Political Sciences
Gifts help provide opportunities for talented students and help attract the best students to Glasgow.   Your gifts allow us to support research students across the Social and Political Sciences.  Alternatively you can choose for your gift to be directed to a particular subject or research area you are interested in.

Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme. Our current priority is to award £5,000 scholarships from the fund.

2. A gift to name a full Scholarship in Social and Political Science
Full scholarships for research students are particularly prized, helping to bring the very best and brightest students to Glasgow to work on key social and political challenges. Please contact us if you would like to fund and name a full scholarship.

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Law

The Tercentenary Scholarships Fund has been established to mark the 300 year anniversary of the foundation of the Regius Chair of Civil Law at Glasgow. The Chair was granted by Queen Anne in 1713 and marked the beginning of the modern tradition of law teaching in the University.

 To mark the occasion the School of Law would like to offer scholarships to provide opportunities for talented legal scholars to study for a PhD at Glasgow and to follow in the footsteps of such distinguished holders of the Chair as William Forbes, William Gloag and David Walker. Your donation to the Tercentenary Scholarships will help in providing these opportunities.

150 people giving £10 per month for 3 years amounts to £54,000 - a full scholarship that will enable a bright student to pursue a PhD, a qualification that is essential nowadays for someone seeking employment in a university.

Many overseas governments provide funding for doctoral scholarships but funding in the UK is exceptionally difficult meaning that our students find it extremely challenging to obtain support. These scholarships are essential to renew the younger generation of scholars who will continue the tradition of excellent teaching and researching law at Glasgow.

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Law Collections Appeal

The Law Collections Appeal is an initiative to support the Law Collections in the University of Glasgow Library. The University currently has a well-resourced law library, housed within the main University library building. However, like all other modern libraries, it feels the pressure exerted by the recent exponential increase in both the volume and the cost of legal material published, in print and online.

 Increasing investment in our Law Collections will ensure that current and future law students at Glasgow will have access to the best educational resources available. It will also ensure that the law library continues to underpin the future of legal education, scholarship and practice in Glasgow and the West of Scotland for many years to come.

Every penny you donate to the Law Collections Appeal will be dedicated to improving the library's law collections. Your donations will be used solely to purchase new research texts and monographs across all areas of legal research and practice.

Since the appeal was launched, the generosity of our supporters has enabled us to purchase an impressive range of texts.  Click here for the full list of Law Collections Appeal Acquisitions 2010-2011.

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Global Security

Global Security analyses the multi-dimensional nature of contemporary security threats to state and society within an increasingly interdependent world.

 Our world faces new and re-emerging security challenges, ranging from war to terrorism, cyber warfare, disease, migration and climate change. At the same time, “frozen” or “forgotten” conflicts, often linked to failed-states and issues of identity and nationalism, have continued to shape the lives of millions of people around the world. All of these issues have resulted in a demand for greater attention and coordinated responses from the international community. Global Security examines threats, strategic actions and policy developments. The MSc in Global Security took in its first students in September 2011.

One of the most exciting innovations will be practitioner master classes. The master classes will bring distinguished and high-ranking representatives of government, NGOs and private industry to Glasgow.

You can support our work in Global Security in the following ways:

1. A gift to the Postgraduate Scholarship Fund in Global Security
Gifts help provide opportunities for talented students and help attract the best students to Glasgow.   Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme.  Our current priority is to award £5,000 scholarships from the fund.

2. A gift to name a full Scholarship in Global Security
Full scholarships for research students are particularly prized, helping to bring the very best and brightest students to Glasgow. Please contact us if you would like to fund and name a full scholarship.

3. Supporting the practitioner master class series
Your gifts will support these innovative master classes from distinguished guest speakers, helping to create a unique synergy between the academic and the practitioner in the field.

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Scholarships

Education makes a huge difference to people’s lives. Countless students have been able to study at Glasgow due to the generosity and foresight of people who have supported them. A scholarship is a gift with great impact that will resonate into the future and for many of our supporters the ability to help individuals to achieve their potential is a very rewarding experience.

Talent Scholarships
Talent Scholarships are aimed at supporting excellent students who could otherwise face financial difficulties studying at University. They help to ensure that Glasgow continues to attract students of ability and potential from a broad socio-economic base throughout the UK. You can name a full Talent Scholarship with a gift of £1,000 per annum for 3-5 years.

Postgraduate Scholarship Funds
You can support our Postgraduate Scholarship Funds in a variety of priority areas named below.  Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme.  Our current priority is to award £5,000 scholarships from the fund which makes a huge difference to an individual student and helps them to make a difference in their chosen field.

- The Adam Smith Business School Postgraduate Scholarship Fund
- The Law Tercentenary Scholarships
- The Postgraduate Scholarship Fund in Education  
- The Interdisciplinary Studies Scholarship Fund at Dumfries
- The Postgraduate Scholarship Fund in Social and Political Sciences
- The Postgraduate Scholarship Fund in Global Security

Full scholarships for research students are particularly prized. Please contact us if you would like to fund and name a full scholarship. 

The Travel Scholarship Fund in Social Sciences
Studying abroad can be a challenging, and frequently life-transforming experience. Gifts help to provide students in the College of Social Science with opportunities to study abroad and enhance their skills through links which equip them for the global economy and global citizenship.  Gifts also help our postgraduate students to develop their research links and activity both nationally and internationally.  Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme. In addition, you can name a full travel scholarship with a gift of £2,000 (£500 per annum) or over. 

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Work Placements and Internships

"I would strongly recommend Club 21 to any employer. The students are articulate, engaged and intelligent and add to your business."
Jackie Baillie MSP, The Scottish Parliament.

As an Alumnus of the University of Glasgow you may be keen to give something back to your university. What better way to do this than provide work experience opportunities to the next generation of graduates to ensure that they can secure rewarding careers.

The University of Glasgow's work experience programme, Club 21 which is based within the Careers Service would be delighted to work in partnership with Alumni to secure placement opportunities for our students. These placements can be full-time, summer placements or part-time, term time opportunities.

Students can be an excellent addition to your business providing enthusiasm and fresh ideas and in turn, you will be helping ensure that students are 'work-ready' when they graduate.

Whether you are a business manager keen to develop new talent or even a graduate just starting out in business, take a moment to consider whether your business or employer could offer an opportunity to a student.

To explore your ideas or join Club 21 contact Sheena McBeth, Project Manager
E: Sheena.McBeth@glasgow.ac.uk T: +44 (0)141 330 8458 

As an Alumnus of the University of Glasgow you may be keen to give something back to your university. What better way to do this than provide work experience opportunities to the next generation of graduates to ensure that they can secure rewarding careers. The University of Glasgow's work experience programme, Club 21 which is based within the Careers Service would be delighted to work in partnership with Alumni to secure placement opportunities for our students. These placements can be full-time, summer placements or part-time, term time opportunities. Students can be an excellent addition to your business providing enthusiasm and fresh ideas and in turn, you will be helping ensure that students are 'work-ready' when they graduate.
Whether you are a business manager keen to develop new talent or even a graduate just starting out in business, take a moment to consider whether your business could offer an opportunity to a student. For more information please visit our websiAs an Alumnus of the University of Glasgow you may be keen to give something back to your university. What better way to do this than provide work experience opportunities to the next generation of graduates to ensure that they can secure rewarding careers. The University of Glasgow's work experience programme, Club 21 which is based within the Careers Service would be delighted to work in partnership with Alumni to secure placement opportunities for our students. These placements can be full-time, summer placements or part-time, term time opportunities. Students can be an excellent addition to your business providing enthusiasm and fresh ideas and in turn, you will be helping ensure that students are 'work-ready' when they graduateSheena.McBeth@glasgow.ac.uk