All Diploma and Master’s Degree students, (including first-year MPhil students) receive an annual allowance of £150 for essential photocopying, travel to libraries and other expenses. Research postgraduates in the first, second and third year of their studies (including second-year MPhil students) receive an allowance (£400 per year for full-time students and £200 per year for part-time students) to help with costs arising from research (e.g. travel to archives, library & conferences; reprographics; essential software - which must be cleared with the Director of PGs in advance; language training etc.; but not routine living and commuting expenses). Research students in their fourth year of study can claim for minor research-related expenses (photocopying etc.) up to a maximum of £50. These allowances can be claimed through Mrs Elsie Johnstone in the School Office (tel 462907; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Receipts must be produced for all expenditure for which reimbursement is sought and students must make sure that their claims fall within the guidelines laid down by the university. Monies cannot be carried over and must be claimed by the end of the University's financial year (31st July). It is the student's responsibility to ensure that any claims are received before this deadline.
Students who have successfully submitted and defended their PhD dissertations are also entitled to have the cost of binding their dissertation reimbursed by the School (up to a maximum of £50 per student).