BP Workplace Health and Wellbeing Scholarship
The BP Workplace Health and Wellbeing Scholarship is a competitive scholarship that involves an award of the full MSc course fee. The scholarship recognises academic excellence with a strong commitment to the translation of theory and scientific evidence into workplace practice. To be eligible a student must achieve an overall distinction grade in the first year of the course.
2018 - Joanne Kelly
Jo is a Senior Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon at a large multi-branch practice in the North East of England. She has seen first-hand the issues that face veterinary professionals in the workplace and has become passionate about tackling work-related stress and poor mental wellbeing in employees, particularly in the caring professions. Jo has been inspired by the Workplace Health and Wellbeing Masters and has set up a group within her practice to champion wellbeing projects, and presented to colleagues on initiatives to address factors affecting wellbeing.
“I am honoured to have been awarded the BP Workplace Health and Wellbeing Scholarship. I have learned a great deal on the course so far, and I am excited to embark on my research project in the hope that I can make a contribution to the field.”
2017 - Louise Ramsay
Louise is director and founder of Skyrocket Wellness Ltd., providing integrated sustainable and accessible health and well-being solutions to consultancy, training workshops, and stress management programmes. Louise is a certified personal trainer and nutritionist, qualified wellness coach, the global trainer for Johnson & Johnson and GlaxoSmithKline. Louise is passionate about working with organisations to help their employees move better, feel better and have more energy, with all the personal and professional benefits this can bring to both the organisation and the employee.
“I am delighted and extremely grateful for the generous support awarded through the BP workplace health and well-being scholarship. It will play a significant role in facilitating my MSc journey, which is providing me with the depth and breadth of knowledge, and tools, to help change the health and well-being landscape and culture for small and medium-sized enterprises, particularly within Scotland.”
2016 - Jamie Green
Jamie is the Senior Occupational Health Nurse for education sector occupational health company APL Health. Jamie observes the importance of effective evidence-based workplace health and wellbeing interventions on a daily basis in her work with teachers and support staff. She has a passionate and innovative approach to workplace health and wellbeing, influenced by personal and professional experiences.
“I feel extremely blessed and grateful to have been awarded the BP Workplace Health and Wellbeing Scholarship. This scholarship will allow me to complete my MSc and continue to positively impact my sector through the valuable knowledge and skills obtained from this course.”
2015 - Carolyne Crowe
Carolyne runs Carolyne Crowe Coaching, providing coaching, health and wellbeing training and support to veterinary professionals. Carolyne is a qualified and respected veterinary surgeon. She is an experienced personal performance, leadership coach and international speaker, working with both business owners and team members within the veterinary and medical sector.
Carolyne is passionate about minmising workplace stress, improving wellbeing and helping others have healthier, happier and more productive lives.
“I am delighted to have been awarded the BP Workplace Health and Wellbeing Scholarship. I’m very excited as this scholarship will enable me to produce evidence based research, that when disseminated, will make a real difference to the professional workplace.”
2012 - Helen Rowe
Helen is a registered nurse who, after qualifying, specialized in emergency care. In 2007 after working overseas for a number of years she commenced work with a remote site medical provider, working with a large seismic research company as a lone remote site medic on board seismic vessels. During her time offshore she was responsible for all medical issues as well as giving occupational health and safety advice. In March 2012 she graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons with a PGDip Remote and Offshore Medicine. In Sept 2012 Helen commenced the MSc Workplace Health and Wellbeing with the aim of furthering her knowledge in this area. Her passion and long-term aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of those involved in the offshore and seismic industries.
Royal Mail Group Workplace Health and Wellbeing Scholarship
The Royal Mail Group Workplace Health and Wellbeing Scholarship is a competitive scholarship that involves an award of the full MSc course fee. The scholarship recognises academic excellence with a strong commitment to the translation of theory and scientific evidence into workplace practice. To be eligible a student must achieve an overall distinction grade in the first year of the course.
2018 – Trudi McHugh
Trudi is the Occupational Health Advisor in a global technology organisation based in Ireland. She has a passion for workplace health and wellbeing and is evangelical about the collaborative effort that is required to provide sustained improvements to the health and wellbeing of all employees. Her experience of the impact of physical and mental health issues in the workplace led her to choosing the MSc in Workplace Health and Wellbeing, and the knowledge gained thus far has proven invaluable. She would highly recommend the course as a vehicle for instigating real change in the approaches to workplace healthcare management on an individual and organisational level. Trudi is so delighted and proud to have been awarded the Royal Mail Group Workplace Health & Wellbeing Scholarship, which has added hugely to the sense of achievement at having successfully completed the first year.
“I am enormously grateful to the RMG for the support to continue my studies and hope that my final year project will be seen as benefitting the field of workplace health and wellbeing”.
2017 - Jo Faichney
Jo is an HR Advisor at a medium sized general further education college in the North East of England and an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Jo’s role includes generalist HR advice, including employee relations case work and management of sickness absence as key aspects of her job role. Jo also leads on health and wellbeing within the organisation and has organised a number of initiatives and programmes to increase the profile of the health and wellbeing agenda within the organisation, achieving the Bronze, Silver and Gold standards of the North East Better Health at Work Award. Jo is particularly passionate about increasing participation in physical activity and minimising sedentary time in the workplace, given the strong link to both physical and mental health and wellbeing. Jo is an England Athletics Leader in Running Fitness which involves leading groups within her local running club and dedicated workplace running group, in addition to completing volunteer work as a Community Health Champion within the local area.
"I am absolutely delighted to have been offered the RMG Workplace Health and Wellbeing Scholarship and extremely grateful to RMG for this fantastic opportunity. I look forward to completing my second year of the MSc and hope that the knowledge gained can benefit my organisation and community work."
2016 - Alex Alderslade
Alex is an engineering graduate who has for several years run a small safety and compliance organisation from Bristol focusing on safety matters and education. In order to continue his pursuit of further education and enjoyment of studying Alex began the University of Nottingham's MSc in Workplace Health and Wellbeing in 2015 which he is thoroughly enjoying. Alex has really enjoyed the range of topics covered and feels as though every unit is linked to real world applications with real, tangible benefits to be seen by applying the knowledge learnt from each one. He is also looking forward to conducting his upcoming research project, hoping that it will contribute, if even in just a very small way, to improving the health and wellbeing of workers in the real world.
2015 - James Rind
James Rind is an Occupational Health Physiotherapist at WorkStrong, which specialises in the provision of musculoskeletal services to UK organisations. Professionally James has seen the importance that maintaining physical activity plays in the improvement of both physical and mental health of employees.
James said: “I am very excited to have been awarded the RMG scholarship, it will allow me to complete my studies within the area of workplace Health & Wellbeing for which I have a great passion. I offer huge thanks to RMG for their generous support to me during this excellent course.”
Shaun Davis, Group Director of Safety, Health, Wellbeing and Sustainability at Royal Mail Group, commented:
“The safety, health and wellbeing of employees in Royal Mail Group is paramount and so we are delighted to be able to work with The University of Nottingham and support their MSc in Workplace Health & Wellbeing. Working together not only demonstrates our organisational commitment to the incredibly important area of workplace health and wellbeing but it also gives us the potential to network with, and sponsor, the health and wellbeing leaders of the future, as we work together to ensure that organisations' activities are underpinned by a strong corporate focus on employee health and wellbeing.”
Postgraduate student loans
In November 2015 the UK government announced the introduction of postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 for students o a Masters course. Loans can be used to pay tuition fees or living costs and repayment begins upon completion of your course. Eligibility criteria are shown in Annex 2.
Professional and career development loans
Government loans for masters courses
The Government offers postgraduate student loans for students studying a taught or research masters course. Applicants must ordinarily live in England or the EU. Student loans are also available for students from Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
International and EU students
Masters scholarships are available for international students from a wide variety of countries and areas of study. You must already have an offer to study at Nottingham to apply. Please note closing dates to ensure your course application is submitted in good time.
Information and advice on funding your degree, living costs and working while you study is available on our website, as well as country-specific resources.
Additional Funding Opportunities
Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) funding
Applicants who will be employed by the NHS in the East Midlands while they are undertaking their studies may be eligible to apply for Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) funding through the East Midlands Healthcare Workforce Deanery. Funding will be available for both full programmes and individual modules.