This award provides financial assistance of £2,000 towards living expenses (paid over two terms). One award each year is offered to a full-time home or overseas applicant on the MSc Information Science and MA/MSc Library Science course.
Alex McVitty studied for an MSc Information Science degree at City, University of London in 1997/98. Tragically Alex died in a road accident whilst cycling to her work as a law librarian.
As Alex had to fund herself through the course, combining study with part-time library jobs, her family and friends chose to establish a memorial fund to provide an annual award to help a student wishing to pursue a career in law librarianship.
The memorial award fund is administered by The British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.
- The full-time home or overseas applicant on the below programmes must have a demonstrable interest in law librarianship, legal information, or knowledge management.
- The applicant must also be able to demonstrate financial need.
How to apply
Applications for the award should be made in a covering letter at the same time as an application for a place on the course.
Deadlines to apply
The deadline for applications is 31st July.