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The new bursary, available to students starting in October 2022, is co-funded through donations to LucyGives 2020 and CISL

Lucy Cavendish College (LCC) and the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) share a key aim to empower individuals and organisations to take leadership to tackle critical global challenges. Both organisations are committed to improving access and enhancing diversity and inclusivity. By providing a partial bursary to an MSt in Sustainability Leadership student(s) they hope to ensure students can develop real leadership confidence and skills in responding effectively to the economic, social and environmental challenges facing the world, leading others to achieve positive change. 

The value of bursaries awarded may be up to £24,000 and may range in value between 25% and 85% of the Combined Graduate Fee, which is currently £27,960 (£13,980 p/a).

This bursary has been made available through the generosity of LucyGives Giving Week supporters, in addition to alumni and CISL teaching colleagues who wish to support sustainability leaders of the future otherwise unable to fund their studies. 

Dr Theo Hacking, CISL’s Director of Graduate Education, said: “We are grateful for the support received since it helps us to fulfil our ambition to attract participants who have the greatest potential for positive impact in the world, whatever their background, and for whom participation in one of our postgraduate programmes will be valuable in accelerating that impact. We recognise the importance of diversity of perspective and experience within our cohorts, and bursary funding such as this since is an important mechanism for enhancing the diversity of cohorts to the benefit of all of our students and society more widely.

To be considered for the bursary, candidates must have applied to the Master’s through the standard admissions process, administered by the Institute of Continuing Education, and submitted a bursary application by email, no later than 31 January 2022. 

Further information regarding the eligibility criteria and applications process can be found here. The closing date for applications is 31 January 2022.

Lucy Cavendish College and CISL are grateful to all those who have generously contributed to the Bursary Fund over recent years. The fund remains open for donations in order to offer similar funding for future applicants. To make a donation, please visit this page (CISL administered) or the Lucy Cavendish donation pages.

About Lucy Cavendish College

Lucy Cavendish College’s mission is to attract, support and unlock the potential of students from non-traditional and underrepresented backgrounds who are driven by a desire to make a difference and who are committed to having a positive and lasting impact on society.

Our undergraduate and postgraduate students come from over sixty countries, and a wide variety of educational and professional backgrounds. Many have changed careers or overcome significant challenges in order to reach University. The College is particularly strong in Medicine, Law, Engineering, Veterinary Medicine, Psychology, the Social Sciences and English.

About CISL

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) is a globally influential Institute developing leadership and solutions for a sustainable economy.

Their Rewiring the Economy framework shows how the economy can be ‘rewired’, through focused collaboration between business, government and finance institutions, to deliver positive outcomes for people and environment in pursuit of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

For over three decades they have built individual and organisational leadership capacity and capabilities, and created industry-leading collaborations, to catalyse change and accelerate the path to a sustainable economy. Their Rewiring Leadership framework sets out our model for the leadership needed to achieve this.

Their interdisciplinary research engagement builds the evidence base for practical action, through a focus on six cross-cutting themes critical to the delivery of the SDGs: sustainable finance, economic innovation, inclusive development, natural capital, future cities and leadership.