University Scholarships and Bursaries

These relate to all levels of study -- BA, MA and PhD, and to achievement and/or need.

Bailrigg Awards

Thanks to a generous endowment from the family of a former student,* the Department is able to offer some support (up to £150 per award) to students, both BA and MA, who are suffering financial hardship. A student can apply once or twice a year; and, if merited, can receive one award per year.

The David Craig Memorial Scholarship

Thanks to another generous endowment, this award provides £500 upon starting an MA in Creative Writing. Full details at

Department Prizes

Each year we award 14 named student prizes at BA level (years 1-3) and 5 prizes at MA level.

1966 Rag Week in Lancaster City Centre

Keep in touch!

*We are always keen to keep in touch with former students and indeed our history, which dates back to the culturally exciting moment that was 1964.

Postgraduate Student Prizes

Best CREW902 portfolio mark: Holly Clifton, Sara Sheldrake.


Best CREW415 portfolio mark: Ian Quint Leisner.


Best ENGL400T Dissertation: Alice Schieppati.


Best Dissertation on Women’s Writing: Katie O’Hara.

Benedetta Liorsi Prize

For highest overall course mark achieved by a student taking an English Literature course: 

Chloe Gorse.


For highest overall course mark achieved by a student taking a Creative Writing course:


Sara Sheldrake.