Education • Friendship • Empowerment

Education • Friendship • Empowerment

BFWG empowers women through education

2019 Westminster Seminar

2019 Westminster Seminar

On 14th November, members of BFWG gathered from across the country to attend the Westminster Seminar sponsored this year by Baroness Hazel Byford DBE. The BFWG President welcomed everyone and introduced the Baroness who was involved for many years with the WRVS...

2019 Research Presentation Day

2019 Research Presentation Day

The prize of £120 was awarded to Kayla Kret (far left), Bioengineering  Research Group, Faculty of Engineering,University of Nottingham.Kayla is from Los Angeles, California and spent her undergraduate years at Fresno State studying Biology with an emphasis on Human...

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Who we are and what we do

UWE/University Women of Europe award winning BFWG, voted a leading STEM organisation is the only multi – disciplinary womens’ Federation in the country and amongst the largest providers of post – graduate scholarships through its two charities.

Membership benefits include global networking through affiliation to GWI / Graduate Women International which has UN consultative status and UN Representatives in Paris, Geneva, Vienna and New York and opportunities for travel to conferences, Webinars, projects , Young members zoom meetings and exchanges world wide with other National Federations and Associations that are part of GWI ‘s 15,0000 strong Forum.

At National and local level, talks, lectures, presentations, social events and Business meetings are organised annually.

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Research Fellowships, 2021

St John’s College, University of Cambridge

St John’s College invites applications for up to four Research Fellowships, tenable for up to four years from 1 October 2021. 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.

For details please see

Applications must be submitted online and received by 14.00 BST on Wednesday 22 September 2020.

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Are you a woman graduate with a university degree or equivalent diploma, licence or certificate from an institution of higher learning?


BFWG Prizes are awarded in competition to female 3rd Year Ph.D. students of any nationality studying at a British University

Dame Mary Beard in conversation with BFWG video

If you would like to view the Mary Beard video recording, please email Sarah Claydon at and she will send you a link to the Zoom video.

The video format is mp4 file and as the file is almost 1GB you may be unable to view it on some devices.

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Resolutions for 2020

The Resolutions for 2020 can be found in the Spring/Summer Newsletter or at the end of the Executive Minutes 2020 document on the Member’s page.

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Awards and Prizes

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

They are are awarded in competition to female 3rd Year Ph.D. students of any nationality studying at a British University and you do not need to be a member to apply.

Join BFWG and be empowered

Join BFWG and be empowered

BFWG promotes women’s opportunities in education and public life, works as part of an international organisation to improve the lives of women and girls and fosters local, national and international friendship.
Donate to the BFWG

Donate to the BFWG

There is always a huge demand for our scholarships and with such a long tradition of support for women taking higher degrees we are always grateful for donations of any size to increase the help we can provide.

Join BFWG as a member of a Local Association or as an Independent member and you automatically become a member of the Graduate Women International (GWI) and the University Women of Europe (UWE)

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