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The latest study and research news from the University of Warwick

August 2011

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University of Warwick students take eight productions to Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Fringe is the world’s largest arts festival, taking place every August in Scotland’s capital. With eight productions being showcased by groups made up of both current students and Warwick alumni, this is the largest representation the University has ever seen on Edinburgh’s stages.

Fellswoop Theatre will be performing Belleville Rendez-Vous, a stage adaptation of Sylvain Chomet’s animation film. The company, made up of recent Warwick graduates, has received wide critical acclaim over the last three years. Their adaptation of Belleville Rendez-Vous has been given strong support by Chomet himself, who has in fact designed the posters for the production at Edinburgh.

Dumbshow Theatre, another troupe of Warwick graduates, are putting on three shows at the Fringe. The returning hit Clockheart Boy will be accompanied by the premieres of Roar and Oedipus: A Love Story.

In addition, science-inspired thespians Curious Detective, who emerged from Warwick in 2008, bring creativity to their curiosity in Your Last Breath.

Two of the University’s drama societies will also be performing at the festival. Freshblood Theatre, who produce and perform exclusively student-written material, will be staging Fool’s Gold, whilst Fat Git Theatre will bring to Edinburgh their playfully absurd take on Gogol’s short story The Nose.

Meanwhile, three students of Theatre and Performance Studies at Warwick, who make up SplitImage, are performing their very own Frozen Stills, the touching story of an iconic photographer forced to relive his own life through snapshots of his memory.

Emma-Jane Denly, President of the Warwick University Drama Society is proud of Warwick’s representation at the event: ‘It’s so brilliant when ideas and groups of like-minded people develop after university into acclaimed and successful theatre and theatre-makers – evidently Warwick has a rich wealth of talent.’

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Warwick invests 1.5 million UK pounds in Postgraduate Research Scholarships for International Students

The University of Warwick has made a £1.5 million commitment to create a set of ‘Chancellor’s International Scholarships’ that will provide full student fees plus a maintenance award for overseas fees paying postgraduate research students. Seventeen Chancellor’s International Scholarships will be available for 2011/12.

Warwick’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Nigel Thrift said:

‘These new awards both reflect and build on the already global nature of Warwick’s student population and our significant concentration of postgraduate students. Warwick has a strong and vibrant community of over 1500 postgraduate research students from 93 different countries’.

Warwick currently has 800+ UK/EU postgraduate research students and 700+ overseas postgraduate research students.

The new awards will complement Warwick’s current Warwick Postgraduate Research Scholarships scheme which pays the full UK/EU student fee plus maintenance.

Further information on the Chancellor’s International Scholarship and details on how to apply are available from the University of Warwick website.

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