PHP UK Conference is dedicated to improving diversity in the technology industry. Over the past few years, we've taken steps towards making PHP UK a welcoming and inclusive event for all attendees. Some of the changes we've implemented are:
PHP UK's scholarship program provides aide to members of underrepresented groups who may not otherwise be able to attend our conference for financial reasons.
Our target for PHP UK 2017 is to provide access to 20 or more scholarship awardees. This requires £20,000 in funds to be raised to support the scholarships.Current funds raised: £260 / £20,000
You can support our programme and make an individual donation on our tickets page.
Each scholarship recipient will be appointed a mentor that can help familiarize the awardee with the conference.
Cash will not be awarded to the recipients. PHP UK will arrange tickets, travel and accommodation on behalf of awardees. If a given awardee does not use the full value of the scholarship, any surplus funds will be put back into the scholarship fund and distributed to additional awardees. 100% of all donations to the scholarship fund will go directly to awardees.
Applicants should be a member of an underrepresented group in technology - women, minorities, LGBTQIA, people with disabilities, or other underrepresented groups - and be unable to attend without financial assistance.
Our target for PHP UK 2017 is to provide access to 20 or more scholarship awardees. This requires £20,000 in funds to be raised to support the scholarships.
With a total attendance of 700 delegates, 20 scholarship awardees is just 3% of the total attendance. At PHP UK 2016 we had 10.3% attendance from delegates identifying as female.
Scholarships are awarded based on random selection. Neither the date you applied nor the content of your application will affect the outcome of your application, although those who apply earliest will have the most opportunities to be chosen. Selection will be made randomly and anonymously by an assembled group of reviewers who will assess each applicant's request.
If you are employed, and your employer is able to sponsor your travel, we can list them as a scholarship sponsor.
Each scholarship awardee will be paired with a mentor to help familiarize the awardee with the conference. Anyone who is already attending the event can volunteer to be a mentor, just fill out the application form below.
If you believe you qualify for a scholarship you can apply using our online form.
We need your help! If you are interested in supporting the scholarship program as an individual, you may do so while registering for the conference.
Individual donations can also be made by clicking the button above.
If you are interested in supporting the program as a company or non-registered individual, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations of £1000 or greater will be offered a sponsorship package including logos and links back to your company or organisation website. Higher level sponsors have higher level placement on the page.
Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com and a member of our organising team will get back to you.