Kavyne Morris, MSc Building Surveying, scholarship recipient
"As a young teenager, I used to
help my uncle with painting and decorating jobs," she recalls. "I then took a
BSc Property Management at LSBU, where I really discovered my love of building
surveying, and found myself really drawn to it as a career."
After graduating with a 2:1, Kavyne knew
that she wanted to continue her education as she pursued his dream of a career
in building surveying. "I already knew about the MSc Building Surveying at LSBU
because I'd been studying in the same department," says Kavyne. "I had good
relationships with the staff already, and the university has an impressive
record with getting construction graduates into work. The location is ideal for
me to, so it really was the natural choice."
To help her to fund her postgraduate study,
Kavyne applied for the Stuart
A Johnson Scholarship. One
scholarship is awarded each year, based on academic merit and the commitment of
students to their future career, and the current value of the scholarship is
£4,000. It's available to students on MSc Building Surveying, MSc Construction
Project Management or MSC Quantity Surveying.
Kavyne was delighted to discover that she
had been selected as the successful candidate by the scholarship board. "I was
a combination of many things," she recalls. "I was relieved, excited, shocked,
overwhelmed and nervous all at once! I wasn't sure if I would be successful
because even though the application process was straightforward, I found it
difficult to explain just how important the scholarship would be to my career
Kavyne's scholarship is already providing her
with valuable help. "Being able to study on a course accredited by the Royal
Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) means I am on the right road to
becoming a Chartered Building Surveyor," she says. "Without the scholarship, I
don't think I would have been able to complete the course."
is keen that other students realise the impact that scholarships can have on
their studies, and hopes to encourage more people to apply. "Many people are
put off postgraduate study because they think the only way to fund themselves
through it is a personal loan. In fact, there are lots of other ways you can
fund your studies, and I would urge anyone considering postgraduate study to
look into them."