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.”

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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

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