Cristiano Ronaldo’s mum diagnosed with breast cancer
Cristiano Ronaldo’s mum, Dolores Aveiro, has been diagnosed with breast cancer, and is currently fighting for her life.
The 64-year-old mother of four, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, and underwent surgery and radio therapy.
Ahead of a trip to Italy today to celebrate her footballer son’s 35th birthday after backing him in his fight against rape claims, Dolores Aveiro admitted to new health problems.
She told a Portuguese TV station in a interview:
“I was operated on another breast in Madrid, I’ve had radiotherapy and now I’m fighting for my life.”
The shock confession came after she attacked Cristiano’s rape accuser Kathryn Mayorga over her claims she was raped in a Las Vegas hotel by saying:
“I have confidence in my son when it comes to what happened. When she went there, it wasn’t to play cards. It was to do something.
“I know the son I have.”
In 2009 Ronaldo donated £100,000 to build a cancer centre at the hospital that saved his mum’s life.
He made the generous gift to the Portuguese League Against Cancer in his native Madeira so it could be used to build a centre in the Hospital Central.
The University of East Anglia is inviting applications are PhD Studentships within the Social Sciences Graduate School for the academic year 2019/20. Studentship is available for UK/EU/International students.
University of East Anglia’s aim is to be a world-class research-intensive university and deliver teaching and facilitate learning of the highest quality.
The University of East Anglia (UEA) has once again been rated as one of the best universities for student experience in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2015. An internationally renowned university based in a campus that provides top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 15,000 students.
Applicants must be classified as an international (usually non-EU resident) applicant for fee purposes. All applicants to the University of East Anglia must be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of English language before they can be admitted onto any course or programme. (IELTS: 6.0 and PTE: 55)
- Applications Deadline: January 20, 2019
- Course Level: Studentships are available to pursue PhD programme.
- Study Subject: Studentships are awarded within the Social Sciences Graduate School.
- Scholarship Award: The Studentships cover tuition fees (UK/EU rates), a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £14,777 per year), and a research training support grant. International students are welcome to apply; a small number of studentships will be available to cover full international fees.
- Nationality: Studentship is available for UK/EU/International students.
- Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
- Scholarship can be taken in the UK
Eligibility for the Scholarship
Eligible Countries: Studentship is available for UK/EU/International students.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Applications for all studentships are invited from suitably qualified graduates. Candidates applying for a PhD studentships should hold, or expect to hold, relevant undergraduate and Master’s degrees (or equivalent) including some research experience. Candidates applying for a 1+3 studentship should hold or expect to hold a relevant undergraduate degree. Candidates will be interviewed, usually via telephone or Skype, as part of the selection process. EU and International applicants may be required to provide evidence of competence in the English Language.
English Language Requirements: EU and International applicants may be required to provide evidence of competence in the English Language.
How to Apply: To be considered for this award, you should make an application for admission to a PhD in the normal manner, but you should indicate the intention to be considered for an open studentship under the Postgraduate Studentships Scheme. Please contact either Dr Pieter Serneels or your potential supervisor to discuss any specific queries about your proposal or application. For more general enquiries, or for questions about the application process, please contact the UEA PGR Office: