Finn Randall Travel Award


Key facts

  • 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 is granted to one Strathclyde student to assist them with a planned non-compulsory travel, undertaken to enrich the applicant’s interests and skills within their field of study.
  • The purpose, region, and duration of the travel are entirely up to the applicant.
  • The Award is open to all current registered Undergraduates and Postgraduates of the University of Strathclyde.
  • Applicants must be a registered student of the University at the time applying.
  • The award is not for travel to the University, conference travel, research, fieldwork or any travel directly associated with, or part of, a course/programme/PhD.
  • Applications for travel that has already taken place, or incomplete applications, will not be considered.
  • The proposed travel should commence no earlier than April 2024 (after decision on recipient made), and ideally during the summer of 2024.
  • If you are uncertain whether your planned travel would be eligible for the Award, please see the "Further Information" tab for examples of previous winners, or email us at with your query.

After the event, the successful applicant will provide a report on their travels to those who established the award; the report is to be submitted to the University in the first instance. More details on this will be provided to the successful applicant.

Subject eligibility

Accounting & finance, Architecture, Biomedical engineering, Chemical engineering, Chemistry, Civil & environmental engineering, Computer science, Design manufacture & engineering management, Economics, Education, Electronic & electrical engineering, English, Entrepreneurship, History, Human resource management, Law, Marketing, Mathematics & statistics, Mechanical & aerospace engineering, Languages, Naval architecture ocean & marine engineering, Pharmacy & biomedical sciences, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Speech & language therapy, Business, Journalism, Hospitality & tourism, Management, Forensic science, Management science, Social policy, Teaching, Aeronautical engineering, Biochemistry, Biology & biological sciences, Biomedical science, Civil engineering, Data analytics, Environmental engineering, Health, Immunology, International relations, Mechanical engineering, Microbiology, Naval architecture, Ocean engineering, Pharmacology, Product design, Prosthetics & orthotics, Renewable energy, Social work, Software engineering, Sports engineering, Engineering, Science, Marine Engineering

Levels eligibility

Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught, Postgraduate Research

Study modes eligibility

Full Time, Part Time

Fee Status

Home (Scottish), England or N. Ireland or Rep. Ireland or Wales, International

Student type

Current student

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Project details

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.

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Further information

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.
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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:       

  1. A completed Finn Randall Travel Award Application 2024 (.docx)
  2. A CV to include your school and university records, academic or other distinctions gained and interests and extra-curricular activities.
  3. 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

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Contact us

If you have any queries regarding the Finn Randall Travel Award please contact the PGR Funding Team by email at

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