The Gavin Reeve-Daniels Scholarship

The Gavin Reeve-Daniels Scholarship is available for a UK resident student on the MA Magazine Journalism degree.

Two of the UK’s biggest publishers, TI Media and Bauer Media UK, have joined together to offer a prestigious MA magazine journalism scholarship in memory of an extraordinary journalist, Gavin Reeve-Daniels, who worked for both companies during his career.

The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has successfully gained a place on our Magazine Journalism MA course.

What's on offer

  • Full payment of course fees
  • Two weeks' work experience at both Bauer (publishers of Empire, Q, Grazia, Heat) and TI Media (publishers of Marie Claire, Country Life, Wallpaper)
  • Financial support towards accommodation and living expenses during both placements

Who can apply

The scholarship is open to students who are:

  • studying on our Magazine Journalism MA
  • resident in the UK
  • any age – there are no limits

How to apply

Write about yourself answering the question: WHAT MAKES YOU YOU?

We would like you to supply a piece of work that will impress and entertain the judging panel. This can be in the form of:

  • a written article up to 1,200 words – this should include illustrations or photographs – and we would like it to reflect a magazine article in its layout


  • a video up to 2 minutes long – it must have commentary or could take the form of a vlog – it can also have some element of embedded video, supporting text or images

You will need to send in a covering one-page letter confirming that you meet the eligibility criteria, with one paragraph explaining what winning the award would mean to you.

Let us also have any links to online content you have created including blogs, videos and social media. Please make sure you include all your contact details.

The judging panel includes members from the Department of Journalism Studies, Bauer, TI Media and some of Gavin’s friends and family. They will be looking for creativity, personality, great content and an innovative interpretation of the brief.

Creative talent is a huge part of journalism, but so is personality and we are looking for that to shine through in your application. As Gavin would say: show us what you’ve got!

Please email your entry to on or before the deadline of Friday 30 August 2019.


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The scholarship is awarded in memory of the brilliant magazine journalist Gavin Reeve-Daniels, who worked with both Time Inc UK and Bauer Media UK and died of pancreatic cancer in September 2014.

During Gavin’s impressive career, which spanned many years at both publishing companies, he made a mark on all who met him. Not only was he professionally outstanding but this MA also reflects how he was dedicated to developing junior members of his team.

Gavin had a super-sized passion and creativity, a gift for problem solving and helping other people’s visions come to light. He would encourage you to be yourself, do what best represents you and be honest. He was a perfect example of not being boxed in by anything.