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Saturday 1st May 2010

Raleigh still have 300 bursaries available to recent graduates

The Raleigh Graduate Bursary Award assists recent graduates from lower income families to undertake a 10 week overseas expedition with Raleigh, giving them a unique opportunity to develop key employability skills.

The Graduate Bursary Award part funds the cost of a Raleigh expedition to Borneo, Costa Rica & Nicaragua, or India and over 300 Bursary places are available from Summer 2010 until Spring 2011.  Graduates will gain the opportunity to contribute to community and environmental work in remote communities with a challenging adventure phase, and will be required to fundraise £1000 towards the expedition and pay for flights, vaccinations and kit.

Tim Eklund was awarded the Raleigh Graduate Bursary Award and went on expedition to Borneo in Autumn 2009:

Before Raleigh I was unemployed, newly graduated and refusing to go on benefits. For me, I am much more flexible now than I was before and take things more as they come. I think Raleigh has given me the opportunity to demonstrate skills like leadership, communication and teamwork in different scenarios. If I were to be asked typical interview questions I could talk all day about the experiences on Raleigh.

I cannot summarize and do my experience justice in a short sentence. The Raleigh experience is simply out of the ordinary, challenging, and a great opportunity for ventures and project managers alike.

For more information about this award, and to find out if you are eligible to apply, visit the Raleigh website.