Get experience in public engagement with a scholarship at educational charity Cumberland Lodge

Two-year scholarships are available to seven doctoral students (per intake) to work at the Cumberland Lodge in order to raise their experience in public engagement, communications, and interacting with people from a broad range of disciplines and backgrounds.

Cumberland Lodge, based in Windsor Great Park, is an educational charity that seeks to tackle social divisions by promoting creative thinking and inclusive dialogue. Ethan Coombridge, Education Assistant from Cumberland Lodge works with Dr Rachel Smillie on the Education Team, and together they organise and manage the Lodge’s educational events and scholarships.

These scholarship places are open to doctoral candidates from any pathway and in any discipline.

The successful candidates are offered:

  •         A unique opportunity to network with senior figures in public life, including: leading academics, politicians, civil servants, chief executives, faith leaders, journalists and frontline activists.
  •         Mentoring in intellectual leadership.
  •         Training in communications and public engagement.
  •         Opportunities to take part in interdisciplinary discussions and debates on pressing social and ethical issues, and to contribute to recommendations for practical action and policy change.
  •         The chance to gain event facilitation experience.
  •         Access to personal development grants of up to £300
  •         Free food, accommodation and travel costs, whilst attending our conferences and events.

A number of Portsmouth students have enjoyed the benefits of this programme in the past.

Potential scholars are welcome to apply between 1 – 29 March 2019

Please see further attachments for more info. General enquiries can be made to: Ethan Coombridge, Education Assistant at

Cumberland Lodge Scholarship Scheme 2019-2021 – Application Form

Cumberland Lodge Scholarships 2019-2021 – Further Information

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