Among the many graduate students who have come through King's are the eminent sociologist Lord Anthony Giddens, chemist Sir Martyn Poliakoff, molecular biologist Dame Anne Glover, theoretical physicist Fay Dowker, cosmologist Carlos Frenk and composer Errollyn Wallen, the first black woman to have a composition performed at The Proms.
At any one time, King’s has 250 graduate students in the College. Increasingly, changes in fees and government funding sources mean that students must look to universities for financial support, and that the universities themselves must be able to offer this in order to attract the very best graduate students from both the UK and abroad. If we cannot, our potential candidates have no choice but to go to the places that can and will.
To offer the necessary funding extraordinary graduate student candidates deserve, and enable us to attract and retain more of the best students, King’s ambition is to create at least seven new graduate studentships across a range of subjects. Our ultimate aim is to build a fund of £6 million to endow these for students indefinitely.
This is a priority area for Cambridge, and expendable donations to support graduates currently attract matching funding from the University.
Innovation comes only from the assault on the unknown
- Sydney Brenner (KC 1958)