Thank you for your email about the Shaping Futures Scholarship Fund. It may come as a surprise to you that many of us cannot help - why? because we have been bullied out of our jobs and careers at the University of Newcastle and are no longer able to work.
Your email asks for funding for "inspirational students determined to follow their dreams against all odds". Can staff and students who have been bullied out of the University apply for this funding?
Many of us were outstanding members of staff with good publication records and appreciative students. We also wanted to follow our dreams and still do but now it is "against all odds": Many of us are fighting against physical and psychological illness. Some of us have considered suicide; for many of us the bullying we have experienced has destroyed our families and friends.
So, Caroline, thank you for your kind invitation but NO.