Student travel funding
For many years, One World Media has supported students on courses participating with the Student Programme to travel to developing countries and cover original stories.
At present we are publicising the opportunity directly through the courses and universities that we work with. We currently work with over 25 UK institutions. If you are a student at one of these institutions, you can ask your course tutor whether they are already working with us - and if not, they are welcome to get in touch. If your university is not working with us, we are always interested to hear from potential new partners - again, please ask your course tutor to contact us.
The opportunity is open to proposals for non-fiction media on any platform: TV/film, radio, print/photojournalism, and online/multimedia. Funding is awarded to selected students to help them cover the stories they propose. Click here to find out about the most recently funded students, and the stories they covered.
All applications to the student fund will need to be supported by a reference from the student's course tutor.
From now on we kindly ask all tutors to submit references directly to us. References will only be used to aid the judging panel, and we will not share them with the student in question.
Tutors can email references to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no need to submit on headed notepaper - a direct email will suffice.
In the email please supply the following:
- Confirmation that the student is on your course, and that his/her proposed project is endorsed by the course/institution;
- A comment on the student in question, and particularly their ability to make the piece of media proposed.
References need not be lengthy - the first point might just be a sentence, and the second can be covered in a short paragraph. However they will greatly assist our judging panel.
Student funding in 2013 is supported by Your WorldView, a website that enables new and emerging filmmakers to watch, submit and share film content from around the world.
Why offer funding?
The funding exists to give students on journalism or documentary filmmaking courses in the UK the opportunity to cover stories in the developing world as part of their course, and to bring these stories to a wider audience. It aims to give the students firsthand experience of making media in a developing country.
The funding is set up to run in parallel with the workshops and teaching content being offered to courses around the UK as part of the Student Programme. While the workshop aims to share practical skills on reporting in the developing world, the funding takes this one step further by allowing successful students to go overseas and put this learning into practice.