Scholar Kseniya's online for new challenge
University of Sussex scholarships are supporting talented postgraduates from around the world – and in some cases inspiring them to stay on and study more
Kseniya Malykh, from Tver in Russia, has completed BA and MA degrees at Sussex and is now planning to study for a doctorate here too. Her MA degree, which looked at experiences of immigration and YouTube, was funded in part by a Chancellor’s International Scholarship (CIS), awarded by the University.
Kseniya, who graduates on Friday (25 January 2013) with a Distinction and a prize for the best MA dissertation, was drawn to Sussex as an undergraduate because of its reputation for media and film studies and for its ‘amazing’ location. She says: “The three years that I spent at Sussex doing my BA degree were the happiest in my life. I enjoyed both my studies and living in Brighton enormously, so was keen to continue as a postgraduate.
"The CIS gave me a chance to really focus on my degree and academic growth without being constantly worried about finding a part time job and balancing studies around work.”
Now Kseniya, who lives in Brighton with husband Maksym Frolov, is studying for a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies, which will look at audiences for online videos. Maksym will be joined by Kseniya’s parents Andrey and Olga to see Kseniya graduate.
The University offers Chancellor’s International Scholarships to international (non UK/EU) students, including PhD researchers and those on Masters degree courses. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and potential. The Masters scholarship package is one of several funding opportunities available to international students at Sussex.