Oxford student takes to Internet in search for course funds

Emily-Rose Eastop

Emily-Rose Eastop

First published in News

AN OXFORD University graduate who set up a fundraising page asking people to help pay for her Master’s degree at Wadham College has received £14,600 in pledges.

Emily-Rose Eastop, who graduated from Magdalen College in 2010 with a 2.1 in Human Sciences, needs to raise £26,000 for her MSc in cognitive and evolutionary anthropology.

Miss Eastop, 26, said: “I did apply for a grant but didn’t get one. They said they had nine times as many applicants than they could fund.

“The money I’ve raised comes from people who gave willingly.”

She is hoping to complete the additional qualification after failing to find a permanent job since graduating.

Miss Eastop lives with her family in South Woodford, London.

However, some people have criticised her, branding her a “posh, spoiled brat.”

Commenting on the online abuse, she said: “I think people are annoyed that someone has engineered themselves an easier ride than they had.”

Oxford University spokesman Matt Pickles said: “We hope more can be done at a national level to ensure postgraduate study is open to all.”

  • Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT depending on what services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.
  • Our top stories

Black Friday: Shopping traffic causing chaos around Bicester as police warn to avoid area

Oxford Mail:

1:59pm Friday 28th November 2014

POLICE have urged people to avoid the Bicester area due to heavy traffic into Bicester Village on Black Friday.

John Campbell desperate to seize second chance with Oxford United

Oxford Mail:

9:10am Friday 28th November 2014

JOHN Campbell expects it will be a struggle to sleep tonight as he deals with excitement levels beyond anything he experienced playing in two Wembley finals.

Grant: City bids for share of £144m cycling money

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 28th November 2014

OXFORD’S share of a newly-announced £114m grant could be spent on a fully connected city cycle network or teaching cycling in schools, campaigners have said.

Drugs conspiracy case jury considers verdict

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

8:30am Friday 28th November 2014

The jury in the case of a pub boss and building company director accused of being involved in a drugs conspiracy has retired to consider its verdict.

Queen of crime who ‘thrilled and inspired a generation’

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 28th November 2014

PD James was yesterday hailed by fellow Oxford literary legend Colin Dexter as ‘one of the most stylish and distinguished modern crime writers’.

Update: Driver taken to hospital after two lorries crash on A34

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

7:38am Friday 28th November 2014

TRAFFIC is "very slow" on the A34 after one lane was closed following a crash between two lorries.

Comments (4)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

8:52am Sat 26 Jul 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

However, some people have criticised her, branding her a “posh, spoiled brat.” .......
........I think that says it all...
None of her hobbies earn any money.....perhaps she should think about getting a proper job, maybe even get her hands dirty for a change
However, some people have criticised her, branding her a “posh, spoiled brat.” ....... ........I think that says it all... None of her hobbies earn any money.....perhaps she should think about getting a proper job, maybe even get her hands dirty for a change Dilligaf2010
  • Score: -2

8:52am Sat 26 Jul 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

However, some people have criticised her, branding her a “posh, spoiled brat.” .......
........I think that says it all...
None of her hobbies earn any money.....perhaps she should think about getting a proper job, maybe even get her hands dirty for a change
However, some people have criticised her, branding her a “posh, spoiled brat.” ....... ........I think that says it all... None of her hobbies earn any money.....perhaps she should think about getting a proper job, maybe even get her hands dirty for a change Dilligaf2010
  • Score: -2

8:54am Sat 26 Jul 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

"Thank You....Your comment has been accepted" Where is it then?
"Thank You....Your comment has been accepted" Where is it then? Dilligaf2010
  • Score: -4

8:55am Sat 26 Jul 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

Ah, there it is! I refreshed the page 3 times after posting the first one...
Ah, there it is! I refreshed the page 3 times after posting the first one... Dilligaf2010
  • Score: -4

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree