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

Update: Pensioner killed in crash with Ford Focus on A4183 near Abingdon

Oxford Mail:

5:32pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

A PENSIONER died last night after a crash in Abingdon.

Oxford United buoyed by Roberts news

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Wednesday 26th November 2014

MICKEY Lewis backed James Roberts to come back stronger than ever after Oxford United were boosted by the news the striker’s hamstring injury was not serious.

Missing teenager Tommy Lewis could be in Abingdon, Didcot, Wantage or Grove

Oxford Mail:

4:21pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

A TEENAGER reported missing could be in Abingdon, Didcot, Wantage or Grove.

Faringdon baby who died in suspicious circumstances named as Jayden Saxton

Oxford Mail:

3:45pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

AN 11-week-old baby who died in suspicious circumstances last week has been named as Jayden Saxton.

Overturned lorry delays A420 traffic

Oxford Mail:

11:47am Wednesday 26th November 2014

A LORRY has turned on its side on a roundabout in Kingston Bagpuize, blocking traffic on the A420 and A415.

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