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MRBA launches MRBA Skills – a new bursary scheme

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

The Market Research Benevolent Association (MRBA) has launched a new bursary programme to support the careers of UK researchers. The bursaries, branded as ‘MRBA Skills’, will offer financial help to researchers who are new to the industry as well as those who are eager to improve their skills and enhance their prospects. From September, MRBA Skills will support those taking the MRS Advanced Certificate in Market and Social Research Practice.

Since MRBA’s 40th anniversary last year, it has been considering ways to broaden the charity’s remit. Chairman Ian Brace explains: “MRBA has been providing loans and grants to people who have needed financial assistance for the past four decades and we will continue to do so for as long as we’re needed. But one of the ways we think we can help improve people’s lives further, is to help them achieve the relevant qualifications that will make a difference to their career prospects and keep them out of need. That’s why we’re launching MRBA Skills.”

The MRBA has produced a short video explaining the scheme further: it can be found at: