Higginson Leadership Award

  • Higginson Leadership Award

Higginson Leadership Award

The purpose of this award, of up to £1500, is to encourage a sense of social responsibility and inspirational leadership among students of the university, and to support enterprising activities or ventures outside the student’s degree studies which will demonstrate initiative and the ability to inspire or act as a role model for others.

Students who have received the Higginson Leadership Award in recent years have led teams on projects to build resource centres, provide life - saving infrastructure and help impoverished communities in Romania, Kenya, Bolivia, Thailand, Uganda, Mostar and Zambia in many interesting and beneficial ways.

Successful student applicants can expect to commit to the following hours of engagement:

  1. Initial planning and submission of Expression of Interest: 2-3 hours
  2. Feedback adjustment from Award Panel: 2-3 hours
  3. Completion of Application Form: 2-3 hours (Key dates and deadlines for 2017-18 are shown below)
  4. Interview preparation and outline planning: 5-7 hours
  5. Interview with Award panel: 1 hour
  6. Final Preparation and Planning: 3-5 days 
  7. Further Fund raising activities: 3-5 days 
  8. Project implementation: 2-4 weeks
  9. Project Evaluation Report to HLA panel: 3-5 hours

 Key Dates and Deadlines

  • Friday 27 October 2017: Award advertised
  • Friday 15 December 2017: Expression of Interest deadline
  • Friday 9 March 2018: Higginson Leadership Award application deadline
  • March – May 2017: Anticipated interview period

Further Information



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