What this opportunity offers you
  • £1,000 Bursary grant
  • Explore health systems and improve clinical skills in resource deprived hospitals, whilst experiencing a wide spectrum of cultural differences
  • Observe a spectrum of diseases not seen in the UK
  • Build lifelong links with African communities
  • Gain experience in recognition and management of tropical medicine
  • Develop skills in improvisation when resources and technology are unavailable
  • Get directly involved in acute in-patient management
  • Make a difference to the level of provided patient care by sharing your extensive clinical knowledge with local communities
The skills you will gain that will impress employers:
  • Career management skills
  • Commercial awareness skills
  • Communication skills
  • Creativity skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Enterprise skills
  • Intellectual and subject knowledge skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Networking skills
  • Persuading/negotiating/influencing skills
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Social responsibility and global awareness skills
  • Team working skills

Find out more about what these skills mean.

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Overall the huge amount I was lucky enough to experience has made me develop more as a nurse and as an individual. I’ve learned that there is more to life than money and large amounts of choice at a supermarket. Malawi has taught me the importance of health and how quickly this can be taken away from you. I know I want to go back to Africa again as it feels that a part of me is still out there and I don’t think it will ever come back.

Katy Elliot
Available to:
Nursing students
Students must be up-to-date with work/academic contact hours.
The application form will indicate the criteria for applicants, indicating that the the study period must take place in a sub-Saharan African country of the students' choice.
Proof of financial circumstances is also required, together with proof of acceptance at the intended placement.