Postgraduate Funding for University Students through Grants from Charity | GradFunding



University Subscribers

We work with the majority of universities in the UK, and many are centrally subscribed to the Alternative Guide Online (this website) or our book version. Here is a current list of subscribers to the Alternative Guide, in all its formats. This list was last updated on 22nd March 2024.

If you are staff at a university that does not subscribe and would like information on evaluating the Alternative Guide, please read this

If you would are interested in evaluating the Guide for suitability at your university, we would be delighted to send you a free no obligation sample pack! Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use our contact form! Alternatively, phone our central London office on 0207 828 8107.

Band 1: Subscription to The Alternative Guide Online
(This Web Resource)

These Universities hold a full subscription to the Alternative Guide Online. They also hold a Band 2 subscription (PDF Licence) automatically.
If you are a student or staff member at these universities, you can login right now with your university email address through our Gateway Page!

Aberystwyth University
Anglia Ruskin University NEW SUBSCRIBER!
Bath Spa University
Bournemouth University
Brunel University
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Cardiff University
Central School of Speech and Drama
City, University of London
Coventry University
Durham University
Gestalt Centre
Glasgow Caledonian University
Glyndŵr University
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Imperial College London
Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education London NEW SUBSCRIBER!
King's College London
Kingston University London NEW SUBSCRIBER!
Lancaster University NEW SUBSCRIBER!
London Film School
London Metropolitan University
London School of Economics
Loughborough University
Leeds Lifelong Learning Centre
Liverpool John Moores University
Manchester Metropolitan University
Middlesex University
National Film and Television School

Newman University, Birmingham
New York University
Northern School of Contemporary Dance  NEW SUBSCRIBER!
Northumbria University
Norwich University of the Arts
Nottingham Trent University
Open University
Queen Mary, University of London
Queen's University of Belfast  NEW SUBSCRIBER!
Royal Academy of Music
Royal College of Art
Royal College of Music 
Royal Northern College of Music
Royal Holloway University of London
School of Advanced Study
Southampton Solent University
St. Mary's University Twickenham
Swansea University
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
University College London
University of Abertay Dundee                                       
University of the Arts London
University of Bath
University of Birmingham NEW SUBSCRIBER!
University of Brighton
University of Bristol
University of Cambridge
University of Central Lancashire 
University of Derby
University of Dundee
University of Edinburgh NEW SUBSCRIBER!
University of Essex
University of Exeter
University of Glasgow
University of Huddersfield
University of Hull
University of Kent
University of Leeds NEW SUBSCRIBER!
University of ManchesterNEW SUBSCRIBER!
University of Northampton
University of Nottingham
University of Plymouth 
University of Portsmouth
University of Oxford
University of Reading
University of Sheffield
University of Southampton
University of Surrey NEW SUBSCRIBER!
University of South Wales NEW SUBSCRIBER!
University of Sussex
University of Strathclyde (UPGRADED: Access now for the whole university!)
University for the Creative Arts
University of the Highlands and Islands
University of the West of Scotland
University of York
University of Warwick NEW SUBSCRIBER!
University of Westminster
York St. John University

Band 2: PDF Subscription to the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding in Book Form

These Universities hold a full PDF subscription to the latest edition of the Alternative Guide in book form. This means the book form of the Guide can be made available to all students as a PDF. However, these universities do not hold a subscription to the Alternative Guide Online (Band 1). If you are staff at one of these universities and want to consider an upgrade, please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to ask for a free no obligation evaluation pack, or use our contact form! Alternatively, phone our central London office on 0207 828 8107..

Keele University
St. George's, University of London


Band 3: No Subscription

Unfortunately, these Universities do not at present hold an institutional subscription to the Alternative Guide Online, or PDF Licence to the book version, so it is not possible for current or prospective students from these universities to access the Guide for free. However, students can purchase an individual subscription for £14.99 (3 months) or £24.99 (12 months). If you are staff at one of these universities and want to consider the Alternative Guide for your institution, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to ask for a free no obligation evaluation pack, or use our contact form! Alternatively, phone our central London office on 0207 828 8107.

Aston University (former Band 1 subscriber 2015-2019)
Birkbeck, University of London (former Band 1 subscriber, 2010-2016 and 2019-2023)
Bangor University (former Band 1 subscriber 2011-2018, 2021-22)
Birmingham City University
Buckinghamshire New University
Canterbury Christ Church University (former Band 1 subscriber, 2012-2018)
Cranfield University
De Montfort University
Edge Hill University
Edinburgh Napier University
Falmouth University (Former Band 1 subscriber, 2013-2023)
Glasgow School of Art (former Band 2 subscriber, 2009-10)
Goldsmiths, University of London (former Band 1 subscriber, 2013-2020)
Guild HE Consortium (former Band 2 subscriber, 2010-2012)
Harper Adams
Heriot-Watt University
Heythrop College (former Band 1 subscriber, 2009-2015)
Leeds Beckett University (former Band 2 subscriber, 2010-2012)
Leeds Trinity University (former Band 1 subscriber, 2014-2016)
Liverpool Hope University (former Band 2 subscriber, 2009-2012)
London School of Architecture (former Band 1 subscriber, 2015-2016)
London Business School
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (former Band 1 subscriber, 2012-2020)
London South Bank University (former Band 1 subscriber, 2011-2017)
McTimoney College of Chiropractic (former Band 1 subscriber, 2016-2022)
Oxford Brookes University
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
Robert Gordon University (former Band 1 subscriber, 2012-2015)
Royal Agricultural University (former Band 1 subscriber, Jan 2023-Jul 2023)
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (former Band 1 susbcriber, 2014-2017)
Schumacher College (former Band 1 subscriber, 2016-2023)
Sheffield Hallam University (former Band 1 subscriber, 2012-2018
South Essex College  (former Band 1 subscriber, 2019-2022)
SRUC (former Band 2 subscriber, 2009-2013)
Staffordshire University
Swansea Metropolitan University
Teesside University
University of Aberdeen (former Band 1 subscriber, 2014-2015)
University of Bedfordshire
University of Bolton
University of Buckingham
University of Chester (former Band 1 subscriber, 2019-2021)
University of Cumbria

University of Chichester (former Band 1 subscriber, 2010, 2017-19)
University of East Anglia
University of East London (former Band 1 subscriber, 2009-2015)
University of Gloucestershire
University of Greenwich (former Band 1 subscriber, 2011-2016)
University of Leicester
University of Lincoln (former Band 2 subscriber, 2010-2012)
University of Liverpool
University of Plymouth St Mark and St John
University of Newcastle
University of Roehampton (former Band 1 subscriber, 2018-2019)
University of Salford (former Band 1 subscriber, 2011-2017)
University of St Andrews
University of Stirling (former Band 1 subscriber, 2009-2012, 2014-2015)
University of Suffolk (former Band 1 subscriber, 2011-2017)
University of Sunderland
University of the West of England, Bristol (former Band 1 subscriber, 2018-19)
University of Ulster
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
University of West London
University of Winchester
University of Worcester (former Band 1 subscriber, 2009-2018)
University of Wolverhampton
West Dean College (Former Band 1 subscriber, 2015-2018)