Development Phases

An independent student expedition of the type supported by the University will typically go through the following phases:

  • Phase 1: deciding on a place to go, the research topic(s) and the team required

  • Phase 2: networking to consolidate the plan and the team, seek permissions and find host-country team members

  • Phase 3: writing proposals and applications for funding

  • Phase 4: organising other fundraising activities

  • Phase 5: undertaking the work abroad, usually in the summer vacation

  • Phase 6: writing reports and publications

  • Phase 7: follow-up activities