Cardiff University



This Scholarship is for Graduate Study at either Masters or Doctoral level at Cardiff University and will be for up to two years (with a possibility of a third year for doctoral studies). If awarded a Cardiff Marshall Scholarship candidates would be expected to study at Cardiff University.

The following Information has been provided by Cardiff University:

Cardiff University is recognised in independent government assessments as one of Britain's leading teaching and research universities.

Founded by Royal Charter in 1883, the University today combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research with its proud heritage of service and achievement.

The University's breadth of expertise in research and research-led teaching encompasses: the humanities; the natural, physical, health, life and social sciences; engineering and technology; preparation for a wide range of professions; and a longstanding commitment to lifelong learning.

From its outstanding central location amidst the parks, Portland-stone buildings and tree-lined avenues that form the city's elegant civic centre, the University's students and staff are drawn from throughout the world, attracted by its international reputation and commitment to innovation and excellence in all areas of activity. Cardiff is a member of the Russell Group of Britain's leading research universities.

Famous as Europe's youngest Capital City, Cardiff is a lively, elegant, confident and cosmopolitan city. Cardiff caters for all tastes, offering everything from the excitement of a vibrant city life to the peace and tranquillity of the nearby coast and countryside. A city with both heritage and ambition Cardiff has a distinctive character, a good quality of life, and a growing national and international reputation. Cardiff is a fantastic place to live and study!

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Winner of Cardiff Marshall Scholarship


Christina Thatcher
US University: Temple University

ChristinaThatcherA native of Bucks County, PA, Christina will graduate with a B.S. in English and Secondary Education, and minors in Anthropology and Sociology. She has studied in England and Ireland, taught creative writing to "at risk" youth, led discussions on diversity with college students as a Diamond Peer Teacher, and tutored adults in the Center for Literacy. When not teaching or writing, Christina rides for Temple's Equestrian team and plays the guitar. Christina will pursue an MA in the Teaching and Practice of Creative Writing at Cardiff University to study how creative writing can be used to improve students' lives.