Students gave presentations about their upcoming placements in the form of a fellowship application to a funding panel. This provided useful experience of applications they may have to make in the future.
Following a literature review, students were asked to prepare the context and background of their research project, research questions and proposed methods. Placement supervisors and academic advisors were available for input.
The presentations were followed by questions and comments from the panel, and students were given constructive feedback to support their research project development.
Placements are international and cover a wide range of countries across Africa, Asia and South America.