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UBEL’s message to students regarding UKRI’s latest announcement on covid-19 related extensions

Dear UBEL DTP Students, 

With reference to UKRI’s latest announcement, this message is to let students know that the DTP management team will be discussing how we can support our students with any new extension requests. ESRC have informed UBEL that we have received a small allocation of funding to support students – in the interest of transparency, the allocation received equates to 28 months of tuition fee and stipend to be shared across the cohorts (i.e. a maximum of 28 individual students could potentially receive a 1 month extension each). 

Please be aware that Phase 2 extension requests are still being confirmed at an institutional level and that UCL has an Easter closure from Thursday 1st April (5pm) until Monday 12th April (9am). 

UBEL will continue discussions concerning the additional funding for extensions and a subsequent process, after the Easter Break. 

For more information, please refer to the UKRI website: https://www.ukri.org/our-work/tackling-the-impact-of-covid-19/guidance-for-applicants-and-awardholders-impacted-by-the-pandemic/

Best wishes, 

UBEL DTP

By Bloomsbury Doctoral Training Centre (DTC)

We are a consortium of four University of London colleges in an ESRC-funded Doctoral Training Centre (DTC): Institute of Education, Birkbeck, SOAS and LSHTM.