International Development

Student Projects

Explore our students' work and get an idea of the projects you might work on during your undergraduate degree.

Junior Research Associates

At Sussex, most of our undergraduate research takes place within our Junior Research Associate (JRA) scheme. The eight-week programme is offered to all of our high performing undergraduate students over the summer. If you're accepted on to the scheme, you get a bursary to work on your research full time, work closely with supervisors, and network with other researchers. Click here to see a recent (2019) poster produced by one of the Junior Research Associates from the BA International Development, Heidi Eggleton. Her project examined 'Young People's Access to Higher Education in Kilifi, Kenya':

Nicola Anderson Memorial Bursary

Nicola, known at Sussex as Nicki, became a student in the School of African and Asian Studies in October 1975, reading for a degree in Social Anthropology. She worked hard at her studies and had considerable academic potential, but she is best remembered by those who knew her at Sussex as a warm, witty and caring person, who in the last months of her life showed such great strength and bravery.

The Nicola Anderson Bursary was set up to celebrate Nicola’s life and the bursary is now available for students who want to undertake a project in any developing country.

The bursary can be used for projects taking place in the summer vacation between students’ second and third year. Projects might take the form of research or work in the context of an existing organisation. Examples of past projects include:

  • Gender research on North-Western Sierra Leone Agrisystems (Krista McKerrell, 2001/02)
  • Research into fertiliser use in Tanzania (Reuben Blackie, 2004/05)
  • Expanding and stabilizing an existing feeding program for children affected by and living with HIV (Charles Witzel, 2009/10)
  • Creative projects in Tunisian refugee camps with the NGO Network Dhikra (Ceridwen Lewis, 2011/12)
  • Working with Refugee Social Services in Durban, South Africa, to better understand challenges faced by refugees (Masechaba Mabizela, 2012/13)
  • Researching barriers to young peoples' employment opportunities in Harare and Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe (Natalee Matsekeza, 2013/14)

Global Horizons: The Undergraduate Journal for the School of Global Studies

This journal is a space of representation and recognition, demonstrating the exemplary works produced by undergraduate Global Studies students at the University of Sussex. Thematically, papers address, generate and disseminate knowledge concerning some of the most pressing global issues of our time – from global inequalities and justice, climate and environmental change, war and peace, and global health, to finance crises, intolerance, and discrimination. Inter-disciplinary by the nature of its diverse contributors, the journal reflects the pedagogical and methodological approach adopted by the School of Global Studies more broadly. See the journal website here.