Alex McVitty Memorial Award

  • Master
  • up to
  • 31 July 2023

Alex McVitty studied for an MSc Information Science degree at City, University of London in 1997/98. Tragically Alex died in a road accident whilst cycling to her work as a law librarian. As Alex had to fund herself through the course, combining study with part-time library jobs, her family and friends chose to establish a memorial fund to provide an annual award to help a student wishing to pursue a career in law librarianship. The memorial award fund is administered by The British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.


• The full-time home or overseas applicant on the below programmes must have a demonstrable interest in law librarianship, legal information, or knowledge management. • The applicant must also be able to demonstrate financial need.

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This award provides financial assistance of £2,000 towards living expenses (paid over two terms). One award each year is offered to a full-time home or overseas applicant on the MSc Information Science and MA/MSc Library Science course.


Applications for the award should be made in a covering letter at the same time as an application for a place on the course. The deadline for applications is 31st July.

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