- Number of scholarships: 1
- Value: £300
- Opens: 29 November 2023
- Deadline: 15 March 2024
- Helps with: Travel costs
In memory of Finn Randall – an alumnus of Strathclyde University and an intrepid traveller – this award was established to assist one registered undergraduate or postgraduate student of the University with the cost of a particular scheme of travel which is considered to be the most enterprising and the most relevant to their course of study.
The Finn Randall Travel Award was established in memory of Finn Randall, an alumnus of the University of Strathclyde and an intrepid traveller.
Finn’s travels were multiple and extensive, taking in Europe, North America and above all Scotland during his time at the University of Strathclyde. Finn was always very entrepreneurial in his travelling; hitch-hiking much of the time or offering to work in exchange for board and lodging. The focus was on remaining simple and as in touch with the locals as possible. No frills, lots of great experiences and a spirit of adventure.
Previous Successful Awards
A second year PhD Law student volunteered in Ecuador and undertook language training in Ecuador to improve their Spanish skills and enhance their understanding of international law negotiations in South America.
An MPharm student volunteered with a mobile pharmacy team as part of a medical team outreach in Madagascar and had a placement in a local community pharmacy.
A BEd Primary Education student set up and ran a Summer Camp for children in Romania.
An undergraduate in English Studies undertook a poetic voyage of discovery round Northern Italy visiting places with literary connections to use this experience as raw material for their own poetry.
An undergraduate student in SIPBS undertook a trip to the Amazonian jungles of Colombia to learn how native populations derive medicines from their environment.
A PhD Outdoor Education student undertook an expedition to Mongolia to climb various peaks and map the area.
A Masters student in International Business undertook an internship with a fashion company in Argentina, helping develop social media strategies for the company and learning about the business.
How to apply
To apply for the Finn Randall Travel Award, please submit the following documents electronically, as one PDF document, if possible, by 5pm, Friday 15th March 2023 to the PGR Funding Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
- A completed Finn Randall Travel Award Application 2024 (.docx)
- A CV to include your school and university records, academic or other distinctions gained and interests and extra-curricular activities.
- A brief statement from an appropriate member of academic staff who is able to comment on the significance of your travel plans in relation to your course of study – this could be the Head of Department, course tutor, or supervisor (as appropriate). This can be provided on Section 4 of the application form, or as a separate document.
For further guidance on eligibility, requirements and how to apply, please see the Guidance document linked below.
Deadline for Applications: 5pm, Friday 15th March 2024