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How to apply

Anyone can apply to take part in a Global Hope project. We particularly welcome applications from undergraduates at Level C or Level I. You do need to be actively working towards your Service and Leadership Award; completing a Global Hope project will count towards a large part of your SALA.

Due to the global pandemic of Coronavirus and government restrictions in the UK and overseas and the uncertainty of the next few months, the University has taken the difficult decision to suspend recruitment to Global Hope projects for Summer 2021. This is to ensure the continued health and safety of students, staff, collaborating partners and all their families. The University continues to prioritise minimisation of any risks to the health of students and staff in all of its decisions. This decision is in keeping with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office guidance to British nationals, advising against all non-essential international travel for an indefinite period.  

We will review the situation in September and if it appears likely that foreign travel will be unrestricted in Summer 2021, we will open applications. Students or staff who would like to be part of an overseas project in Summer 2021 are advised to begin fundraising now.

Global Hope is working to support its overseas partners during the Coronavirus pandemic. Details of how we are doing this will be published shortly.


Before you apply you must attend an introductory workshop. An introductary presentation will be put online closer to the time. Students are asked to look at the presentation before completing the application form. Completed applications should be returned to the Global Hope Team in the International Hub on the first floor of the Gateway Building or by emailing

Details of the introductory workshops will be posted here closer to the time. 

The application form will ask you to list the projects in order of your preference and we will always work our hardest to to ensure that you get your first choice, although bear in mind that some projects have limited places. 

After you've applied

After we have received your application, we have an interview process. The interviews are in an informal setting and are designed to assess how suitable you are to go on a Global Hope Project. Interviews will be conducted via zoom. A second round of interviews will be held for late applications.

After we have interviewed you, we aim to be in touch with you within two weeks via email to give you the results of your interview. Projects are usually assigned in Novemeber. 


Staff who wish to be considered for a project should send an expression of interest to the Global Hope team at, making clear what contributions they can make to a project. They are expected to have the support of their line manager and Rectorate Team member.