Victorians Exposed

Help me fund my MA and achieve my dream of teaching Victorian history!

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I NEED TO RAISE £3600 TO FULLY FUND MY MASTERS DEGREE

In the past two years I have managed to save £14,500 - but this is still not enough to cover the cost of a Masters degree in London.

There is a very limited amount of funding available to postgraduate students, so when I heard that the government was introducing a new loan and bursary system where postgraduate students could access £10,000 of funding, I was ecstatic. However my heart quickly sunk when I learned that this funding was only available to students who had paid the 9k undergraduate tuition fees.

I was the last year to pay the lower fees, however this does not mean that I am any more able to afford the huge expense of completing a postgraduate degree. I can't even realistically apply for a career development loan as you have start paying off your debt as soon as you finish your degree, and I will hopefully be going straight into my PhD with no income to afford the interest payments.

Therefore I need your help.

Who the hell am i?

My name is Becky, and I graduated from the University of Exeter in the summer of 2014 with a degree in English and History. I was accepted onto the MA Nineteenth-Century Studies course at King's College London during my final year at university. 


Since then I deferred my entry to King's and have been working as part of the professional services team at the University of Exeter togain experience in the Higher Education sector and save money to go towards my Masters degree. After my Masters I hope to complete a PhD and become a university lecturer.

I want to inspire people through education, and teach people about the weird and wonderful in Victorian history.

my research

During my undergraduate degree I studied a wide range of Victorian history, but was inspired by some of the stranger aspects of the period which I never knew existed. This resulted in my dissertation - an 11,000 word project considering the clitoris in medical and sexual spaces in the Victorian period. This included a variety of themes, including female genital mutilation, Victorian pornography, and the medical uses of the vibrator.



The Victorian period includes some truly weird and wonderful history, and to share my research I started Victorians Exposed, a YouTube channel that explores this history through short vlogs. As a thank you to those who contribute to this project, I'll be uploading new episodes of Victorians Exposed twice a week!


How much will this degree cost?

The overall cost of my degree and living expenses will cost around £18,000 - and here is a breakdown of where this money will go

- Tuition Fees: £8520
- Accommodation for 12 months in a shared room: £4500
- Bills/Food: £2100
- General living and course expenses: £2000
-Tube Pass: £900

As I have already saved £14,500 I need £3500 to reach this target - plus around £100 in paypal fees at 3.5%

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If you contribute to this project you will not only have my gratitude, but you will also get a reward! Check out the rewards bar to see what's on offer!

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Donate £50 and you will be featured in a personalised thank you video, PLUS an electronic copy of one of my first class undergraduate essays. Choose from: 'The Victorian Occult, Male Mediums, and Effeminacy' 'Lady Audley's Secret and Post-partum Depression' 'Harry Potter and the Sorting Hat - Choice vs. Destiny' 'The KKK and Attracting Children to Their Cause' 'Economic Development and the Demographic Transition'

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Donate £100 and you will be featured in a personalised thank you video, PLUS an electronic copy of my first class undergraduate dissertation: 'Finding the Clitoris: The Consequences of “Excessive” Female Sexuality in Nineteenth Century Britain'

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Donate £250 and you will be featured in a personalised thank you video, PLUS be sent termly updates of my progress at King's, and be featured in the acknowledgements in my postgraduate dissertation with an electronic copy sent to you when it's finished!

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REWARD BUNDLE! For donating £500 you will be featured in your own personal thank you video, receive a electronic copies of an undergraduate essay of your choice, receive an electronic copy of my undergraduate dissertation, be featured in the acknowledgements of my postgraduate dissertation and be sent an electronic copy when it's finished, plus termly updates of my progress at King's College London!

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For donating £1000 you will receive all of the above, PLUS your own episode of Victorians Exposed! Choose from a list of topics, and I will research, write, shoot, and edit an episode of Victorians Exposed examining the area of history that interests you most!

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