Weʼre raising £4,000 to support with my tuition fees to study Global Health MSc at Brighton and Sussex Medical School
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Thank you for visiting my page. My name is Lora and I am campaigning to raise funds to undertake a Master of Science in Global Health at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), beginning September 2018.
A little about me
I am a financially independent 28 year-old living in Brighton, who has been studying international development for 3 years, and working within global health for just over a year. After an arduous battle to achieve a first in my degree whilst working up to 30 hours a week in my final year, I have been offered a place on the Global Heath MSc course at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.
In order to accept my place and begin studying I am searching for additional ways to secure funds to pay the £7,750 tuition fees.
About the Global Health MSc at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School
The course brings together experts from across the scientists to cover topics such as poverty, inequality, cultural understandings of health and healing, emerging infectious diseases, mental health, global burden of diseases, climate change, health policy and governance, access to medicines, and the relationship between health inequality, globalisation and global governance.
Why is studying this course so important?
Undertaking this masters means that I can deepen my commitment to a long-term career in global health. The course will equip me with critical research skills that will be developed throughout the course and my research thesis.
What have I been doing to self-fund my studies - and can't I do more?
The answer is that I have been doing as much as possible! As well as working full time currently (literally from the moment I handed in my undergraduate dissertations) until the course begins in September, I have worked a minimum of 16 hours per week and up to 30 hours per week over the last year whilst studying full time and achieving a first class degree award. I will be continuing to work part time during my masters course to fund myself as much as humanly possible. I am also in the process of hunting down every bursary, grant, and funding scheme that I can find.
Any amount that any person can donate would be so much appreciated and I cannot emphasise this enough. I can guarantee you that you will struggle to find someone more passionate about and dedicated to spending a career contributing to the global health agenda. It has been my desire to study this masters for a long time now, because it WILL be the thing that allows me to do this. Additionally, 5% of all donations will go to Operation Fistula, an incredible organisation who change women's lives forever by funding fistula surgery around the world. You can find more about their amazing work here
Thank you again for taking the time to visit my page.
Love, Lora X
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