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Staples Trust Fund

A fund has been established to help International Development students who are from developing countries which specifically addresses the areas listed below:

NB: only students from developing countries will be considered for these awards.

Cumberland Lodge

Cumberland Lodge is designed to improvise events related to the MSc Development Management and MSc Development Studies as they would occur in a student's career out in the field. Students who do not attend lose out on "real event focussed projects" and also bonding with their fellow students at an early stage in their degree. A significant number of students who come to International Development are from developing countries and pay overseas fees. This inevitably means that when events such as Cumberland Lodge are advertised, some students have difficulty in paying and tend not to apply for places. Attending such a workshop is not a compulsory element of either degree, but is recommended and we believe enhances the student experience.

Assistance for MSc Development Management students to facilitate research on project

The group projects are identified by development agencies in consultation with International Development staff. Many of these organisations are located outside of London and the project may involve several visits. This funding is to aid those students whose "projects" are based outside London and will cover some of the costs of travelling to and from the organisation and daily subsistence.

General Hardship Fund

This is for students to apply to when all other avenues of funding have been exhausted.

To apply for funding from any of the above funds, complete the relevant individual application forms and return to Stephanie Davies in Room H808.

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