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.
8:30am Saturday 28th November 2015
ROAD safety campaigners say they are “astonished” that drivers with as many as 51 points on their licences are still allowed on the county’s roads.
9:00am Saturday 28th November 2015
YOUNGSTERS at an Oxfordshire primary school could finally be able to tuck into their hot dinners in a dining hall after the Prime Minister came to their aid.
8:00am Saturday 28th November 2015
BAYS in Frideswide Square will be “tweaked” after bus companies complained they were too small to safely accommodate vehicles.
6:30am Saturday 28th November 2015
IT HAS called Cowley Road home for the past 90 years, but on Monday family-run Oxford timber merchant W G Powell will close its doors for the last time.
6:00am Saturday 28th November 2015
ALL over Oxfordshire thousands of older people are fighting one of the cruellest but hardest-to-spot maladies of all: loneliness.
12:09pm Friday 27th November 2015
TWO men have been arrested in connection with the murder of Kerry Reeves, 26, in Abingdon earlier this month.