Season’s Greetings

from the BFWG Management Team.



British Federation of Women Graduates Featured in Girls Who STEM’s “The Best STEM Organizations For Girls & Women

Call For Nominations For the GWI Board, GWI Standing and Special Committees and Assistant Treasurers

The GWI Board of Officers invite members of National Federations and Associations (NFAs) and Independent Members to nominate qualified, experienced candidates.

Deadline to submit candidates is Thursday, 7 February 2019

Sutton Coldfield LA visit to The Bodleian Library October 2018

33rd Triennial General Assembly (GA) Centenary Celebration and Conference

The Website for Peace through Education – the 33rd Triennial General Assembly (GA) Centenary Celebration and Conference in Geneva July 25th-28th, 2019  is now online.

 If you are planning to attend please inform Jenny Morley

Lincoln and Lincolnshire members celebrating an exchange of 36 years standing with AFDU in Grenoble in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of South Eastern France.

Worcestershire Association visit France

Members of the Worcestershire Association of British Federation of Women Graduates (WAWG) have been exchanging visits with Members of the Association des Femmes Francaises Diplomees Univeiversitaine every two years since 1999. This year’s visit was WAWG members to France

The 2018 Travel Bursary Winner

Aoife Fitzpatrick

School of Psychology,University of Bangor

with a thesis on The neural mechanisms of action selection and specification.

The award contributed to expenses to attend a conference on Concepts, Actions and Objects in Trento, Italy.

The Wellington Home

The young men at The Wellington Home outside Freetown, Sierra Leone who were supported by the donations of BFWG members at the retirement event of our BFWG President Patrice Wellesley-Cole.


We first supported esmie when she was at school, we continued when she went to Zomba university to read economics and through her studies for her Masters.


Women in Academic Life – their stories then and now

We need YOUR HELP please, with a BFWG Research Project to undertake research into the lives of women in academic employment and their experiences. Much discussion occurs and articles are written over the lack of equity in earnings between women and men, the burdens and expectations placed on women with families, whose ability to move jobs is limited by their partner’s position and by sexism in the workplace.

We invite Independents to be part of this project.
A volunteer from Southern Region Independents is requested to be part of this exciting project.

It’s not too late!

Nominations are now open for GWI positions to be decided in 2019 at the Centenary Conference in Geneva.

Awards and prizes

The British Federation of Women Graduates supports and offers a range of awards and prizes each year.

North West Travel Bursary

BFWG North West offers a bursary by competition of £500 to enable a Ph.D. student to attend a conference relevant to her studies or research in 2019. Closing Date is December 18th 2018

Caroline Spurgeon Centenary Fellowship award

The Caroline Spurgeon Centenary Fellowship award is the equivalent of 12,000 Swiss francs. The winner will be announced at the Peace through Education Triennial conference in July 2019. The deadline for receipt of applications is 1 December 2018.

BFWG Awards

BFWG Prizes are awarded in competition to female 3rd Year Ph.D. students of any nationality studying at a British University. Competition opens January 2019; closes March 2019 * 3rd Year Ph.D. Students can apply for a BFWG and a FfW

FfWG Awards

FfWG offers Foundation Grants to help with living expenses (not fees) to 3rd Year Ph.D. students while registered for study at an approved higher education institution in Great Britain. Closing Date March 2019

FfWG Emergency Grants

FfWG also offers Emergency Grants in May and September for Ph.D. students who face an unforeseen financial crisis (not fees).  Closing date May Eligibility: must be studying at an approved institution.

International Fellowships

GWI International Fellowships are awarded by GWI to Ph.D. graduates for postgraduate research, study and training.   The Hegg Hoffet Fund assists graduates who been displaced as a result of war, political upheaval or emergency.

Research Presentation Day

RPD Day is an Annual event in May that gives 3rd Year Ph.D. students of any discipline studying at a British University the chance to compete for £120 Prize. Closing date: March

You do not need to be a member to apply for these Awards.

If you would like to know more about the BFWG, please watch our ‘Meet the Management Team’ video.

Would you like to help?

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

On 25 November the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) will begin and run through 10 December, Human Rights Day.

Graduate Women  International (GWI) has created an impactful and easy-to-use advocacy campaign toolkit.

The British Federation of Women Graduates brings women together locally, nationally and internationally and helps women worldwide to exercise their right to education and economic independence.

Our Next Event

Sat 15

HAWG Christmas Party

December 15 10:00 am

Women’s Academic Career Progression Seminar

29th January 2019.

Come to be inspired, learn how to progress in academia, network and to take some precious time out to think and plan your own career.

BFWG Celebration of Women Getting the Vote

at Chancellors Hotel, The University of Manchester September 2018

The BFWG is a diverse organisation aiming to be the voice of women graduates in England and Wales. It is part of a large International Graduate community that promotes the necessity of providing education for women and girls everywhere.

Through education women are empowered to better standards of living and gain their rightful place in building society.

Janet Bultitude is a Lecturer in Experimental and Cognitive Psychology at the University of Bath. Her research investigates how sensations and cognitive functions are affected by conditions such as neurological damage or chronic pain, and how these conditions can be treated.

Dr Janet Bultitude

Secretary to the Scholarship Committee. Previous winner of the Ruth Boden Prize for Medical Research.

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We first supported esmie when she was at school, we continued when she went to Zomba university to read economics and through her studies for her Masters. She works in the Malawi bank. Now her employer is supporting her for her PHD at Loughborough university, she’s...

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A Coffee Morning With A Difference

A  plan to visit a member, who had recently moved to Oxfordshire, soon expanded from a coffee morning into a fascinating day out. 10 members from Sutton Coldfield set off in a minibus on a lovely Autumn day. Coffee and homemade cakes were very welcome on our arrival,...

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Sybil Campbell Collection is now an Independent Trust

On 1st January 2011 the Sybil Campbell Collection Trust became independent. Although very closely linked to BFWG it is now owned by the Sybil Campbell Collection Trustees. At a special meeting on 11th July 2010 members of Executive, as Directors of BFWG, voted unanimously that the Sybil Campbell Collection Trust should be separated from the Scholarship Trust and become a separate charity.

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GWI 33rd Triennial and Centenary Conference

‘Peace through Education’

Call for Workshops

This is the First and Only Call for Workshops on one or more of the 5 sub-themes for the Conference.
Workshop date:: 27 JULY 2019
Deadline for submitting Workshop abstracts: FRIDAY, 11 JANUARY 2019
GWI 33rd Triennial and Centenary Conference
Geneva, 25 – 28 July 2019

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