Arranged by Lincoln and Lincolnshire LA

July 5th-7th 2019.

BFWG AGM in Lincoln

BFWG President Patrice Wellesley Cole thanks Geeta Desai, President of Graduate Women International at the BFWG AGM in Lincoln 5th – 7th July 2019.

Geeta flew over from New York for this important event prior to The World Conference “Peace through Education” in Geneva at the end of this month.

Research Presentation Day 2019

The prize of £120 was awarded to Kayla Kret (far left), Bioengineering  Research Group, Faculty of Engineering,University of Nottingham.

GWI offers conference participants sightseeing tours

Travelling to the 33rd Triennial, Centenary Celebration and Conference is also a great opportunity to explore!

GWI will be hosting four local sightseeing tours including a guided, walking tour through the Old Town of Geneva, a visit to CERN – the world’s largest physics laboratory, a day trip to Chamonix & Mont Blanc in France and a trip to the Swiss Riviera and Lavaux.

'My Identity My Story'

Jasmit Kaur Phull, BFWG President Elect, at The UWE Meet and Greet  in Dundee 17th-19th May 2019.

The theme was “My Identity My Story” and the event was organised by GWS (Graduate Women Scotland).

Esmie and family

International Women’s Day was celebrated in Sutton Coldfield with Esmie from Malawi.  Under the leadership of Dr Pauline Manfield Sutton Colfield LA has supported Esmie’s education for almost 20 years.

The 2019 Travel Bursary Winner

Emily Eisner

Division of Psychology and Mental Health, University of Manchester with a thesis on:

The Feasibility, acceptablility and validity of using a smartphone app to assess ‘basic symptons’ as predictors of psychosis relapse.

Thanks to: Evelyn Campbell Smith, Liverpool LA

BFWG President Patrice Wellesley-Cole

BFWG President Patrice Wellesley-Cole at SALPACT/ Sierra Leone Poverty Alleviation Charitable Trust fund – raising dinner dance in February in Leeds after being presented with African Excellence award for Achievement in Law.

BFWG House of Lords Seminar

Thursday 14th November 2019

Hosted by The Baroness Byford DBE

2.00 – 3.30pm  Committee Room G (using Black Rod’s Entrance)
3.30 – 5.00pm  Afternoon Tea in The Attlee Room

More details to follow

Would you like to help?

Professor Shirley Randell is visiting UK from 5-23 July this year.

Dear friends,

My program is flexible between key appointments and I would be very happy to have the opportunity to speak to any educational institutions and associations, Zonta International, Graduate Women International and Rotary groups who might be interested. I attach my public speaking brochure for additional information.

I am delighted to have the opportunity to be in the UK again and hope to meet many of you or speak to you on the phone

Kindest regards, Shirley

International Scholarship Award Winners

Caroline Sturgeon Centenary Fellowship

Vidya Diwakar – India

Cambridge University

PhD title: Armed conflict and the education of poor girls in India: Intersectional impacts and dynamic pathways for resilience

FfWG (Crosby Hall) Fellowship

Ariana Markowitz – America


PhD title: How dangerous places are made: the metabolism of fear in San Salvador

Marjorie Shaw BFWG Fellowship

Mireille Widmer – Switzerland

Sussex University

PhD title: Urban security governance in Janakpur, the second largest city in Nepal

Call for candidates:

Treasurer for UWE Board

The UWE Board is pleased to invite applications from candidates for the UWE Board. As our Treasurer elected in June 2016 has three years mandate, the UWE Board will have a vacancy for the post of Treasurer.

UWE Call for:

Facilitators and participants for young women’s engagement workshop

Develop and deliver the workshop on young women’s engagement this November. Deadline for applications is 15 July.


Arranged by Lincoln and Lincolnshire LA

July 5th-7th 2019


‘Yesterday’s frontiers, tomorrow’s horizons’


Arranged by Lincoln and Lincolnshire LA

July 5th-7th 2019

Application for President Elect


We have received an application for the position of President Elect.

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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.

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

BFWG needs you!

What do Marie Stopes (1880-1958, paleobotanist and family planning pioneer), Eleanor Rathbone (1872-1946, MP for the Combined English Universities ) and many promiment women from 1907 to date have in common? 

They were or are all members of BFWG, the British Federation of Women graduates

(formerly the British Federation of University Women).

Join one of the country’s leading 6-0 Organisations which fought for women’s suffrage and still fights for women’s rights and empowers women at home and overseas through education. Affiliated to GWI (Graduate Women International, which has UN consultative status and celebrates its Centenary this year) and UWE (University Women of Europe), you’ll have an international voice and can and will make a difference and will have contact with 54 sister organisations Worldwide.

The BFWG, through its two charities, is one of the largest providers of doctoral scholarships in the country, on the grounds of both need and on academic merit.

Membership benefits also include involvement in and access to projects (this year’s includes a research project interviewing working and retired academics), lectures, seminars such as the popular, annual Westminster Seminar sponsored by a peer or MP, travel, volunteering, a Research Presentations Day, a magazine published three times a year and social events at local level organised by the Associations.

BFWG brings women together locally, nationally and internationally.

Find friends, connections, stimulus and support wherever you are.

Be part of it and us!

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.


St John’s College, University of Cambridge

Research Fellowships, 2020

St John’s College invites applications for Research Fellowships tenable for up to four years from 1 October 2020. The Fellowships offer an opportunity to carry out independent research in a stimulating and supportive academic environment.   Applications will be accepted from any graduate of a university within or outside the United Kingdom.

Applications must be submitted online and received by 14.00 BST on Tuesday 1 October 2019.


5000 SEK Scholarship for Swedish students abroad

  • Amount: 5000 SEK per scholarship
  • Applicant: Swedish student abroad and students studying in Sweden
  • Students interested in environmental sustainability or entrepreneurship

Application deadline: 31st of October 2019

Young entrepreneurs are emerging more than ever, and Market Inspector are eager to play a part in developing more of them.

We have announced our decision to offer a £1,000 scholarship to students who have planned to start their own business. We would like to empower young entrepreneurs who, along with education, have nurtured their entrepreneurial dreams.

Details about the application, prerequisites, essays and deadlines are available on the Market Inspector website at Market Inspector – Young Entrepreneur Scholarship.

Application deadline: 31st of October 2019

2019 Awards and prizes competion is now closed

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

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.

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.

Dr Diya Gupta, winner of the BFWG Barbara Northend Scholarship, which was of great help during the writing up of her PhD thesis.

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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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