Academic & Student Affairs

Faculty of Arts. Humanities and Social Sciences

Samuel Angus Fund

This fund, established in 1981, derives from a bequest by the late Dr Samuel Angus, BA 1902, DLitt 1923, and subsequently Professor of New Testament and Historical Theology at St Andrew's College, University of Sydney, who died in November 1943.

The income from the fund is available to the School of Classics & Ancient History and the Institute of Byzantine Studies, to be used for the promotion of Greek and Byzantine Studies at Queen's University.  Grants will be made by the Academic Council on the recommendation of a management committee, which will meet at least once each academic year and shall be composed of the Professor of Greek, who shall be the chairman, the Head of the School of Classics and Ancient History, one person teaching Greek in the School of Classics and Ancient History and one person teaching in the Institute of Byzantine Studies, and the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities.

J.C. Beckett Fund

This fund was established in 1975 by friends and colleagues of Professor James C Beckett to commemorate his long and distinguished service in the University from his initial appointment as a lecturer in 1945 to his retirement in 1975 from the Chair of Irish History.

£100 will be awarded to the student obtaining the highest overall average mark in the four compulsory Level 1 courses for students registered for single or major History (i.e. HIS1001, HIS1002, HIS1003, and ANT1003). 

At the discretion of the Board of Examiners, prizes may be awarded to students on the basis of performance on individual Level 1 courses.  The amount of these prizes will be dependent on the amount of income generated by the fund that year.  The total amount awarded from the fund in any one year (including the award to the student obtaining the highest overall average mark in the four compulsory courses) shall not exceed £500.

The prizes will be awarded by the School on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners for History.   If more than one candidate achieves the highest overall average mark in the four compulsory Level 1 courses, the award will be divided equally.

Amended May 2010; March 2013

Miss Margaret Cuthbert Frazer Research Bursary

The Miss Margaret Cuthbert Frazer Research Bursary was established in 1995 to support research students planning to undertake a research degree in the School of English.  The research must be in the field of Northern Irish writing, preferably involving Ulster-Scots culture or women’s writing or both. 

The bursary is open to all full-time or part-time students accepted to undertake research in the School of English, and will be awarded by the Graduate and Research Committee on behalf of the School.  Normally, one award of not less than £500 will be made each year, although if a suitable candidate does not come forward no award will be made and an additional award or a larger award may be made in the following year.  The successful applicant and the exact value of the award will be decided by the Committee, taking into account academic merit, the suitability of the research proposal, the funds available and the circumstances of the student, (eg any other awards held).  Award holders may re-apply for an award, in competition with other applicants up to three times, so that an award can be held for a maximum of four years.

Applications, including a full cv and identifying at least one academic referee, should be made in writing to the Director of the School of English by 15 September each year.

Hamilton Harty Bequest

This fund, established in 1979, derives from a bequest made by Miss Olive Baguley in memory of Sir Hamilton Harty, 1880-1941, the eminent conductor and composer.  The income from the fund is available to the School of Music to further its programme of study and performance of music.