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The Alternative Guide in the Media, and Media Enquiries

The Alternative Guide, and our team, have been featured a number of times in television, internet, and print media in the last few years. If you have a media enquiry then please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone us at our London office on 0208 677 6900 (new number!).

Media Appearances

NASMA 'Britain's most unusual student funding resource celebrates its sixth anniversary'

Brilliant Club 'Funding Postgraduate Study through Charity'

The Guardian  (2011) 'The Student who got £40,000'. 'Follow the example of Luke Blaxill who has funded his entire PhD with charitable grants...with amazing success'

The Guardian (2014) 'Register free with the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding for universities that subscribe to it'

Money Saving Expert 'Highly recommended by careers advisors'

GSM London 'Secret University funding options'

The Telegraph Lucy Atkinson, one of our Student Stories, speaks to the Telegraph about postgraduate loans

The Telegraph Funding a dream project? 'I raised £45,000 from 40 different charities, trusts and businesses'

The Independent 'Research all the Options....with the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding'

GradBritain Magazine: Double-Spread Feature Feature

Love Money Review: Charitable Trusts

Prizes won by GradFunding and the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding. We won the King's
College Graduate School Prize (£2,000) and the Lion's Den Business Competition (£4,000).

Student Success Stories

If you want to know more about how other students have successfully fundraised their postgraduate degrees using the Alternative Guide, please have a look at our new student stories section here.

Selected Testimonials

'The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate funding is an excellent resource for postgraduate students. We receive a number of enquiries from students searching for postgraduate funding and whilst we can identify potential sources this guide really does take them through the whole process and helps them become successful.' RDFunding UK '

'Dorottya Cserzo, PhD student in Language and Communication from Hungary, has successfully used the guide and so far has gained funding from two external sources, the Gen Foundation and the Sidney Perry Foundation' Cardiff University

'This book is light at the end of the tunnel...if you’ve been unsuccessful in your application to traditional bodies...check out this guide. This guide really does include all the information you could need to start your application process.' Queen Mary University of London

'We use the Guide as our principal resource for potential and current postgraduate students who are looking for funding. The feedback we have received from users is very positive, not just because of the excellent content of the Guide but also simply because we provide this resource, students are really impressed we offer something so comprehensive and user friendly.' University of Sheffield

"I have been able to cover my tuition and college fees, through various charity grants, as a result of the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding I was sent by the University when offered my place.  I found the book invaluable and it has enabled me to embark on my course at Oxford.' Roxanna, MSt. Legal Research, University of Oxford.