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Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that is celebrated by more than 80 countries. On this #GivingTuesday, we kindly ask you to support the IDS Scholarship Campaign.
28 Nov 2022
Written by Zoe Windsor


Tuesday 29 November 2022 is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving so we're asking our alumni to help support IDS and our alumni network.

This Giving Tuesday, please help support the IDS Alumni Network through either giving a one off donation to our Scholarships Campaign, donating your time by volunteering, or sharing your valuable connections with IDS.

We would also like to say a huge thank you to all our amazing alumni who have already donated to the scholarship campaign or donated their time through volunteering, everything you do is greatly appreciated!

Donate to the IDS Scholarship campaign

Last week the alumni office hosted a Leadership in Global development Lecture with alum Pauline Koelbl (MAPov01). This lecture was the launch for our new Graduate Scholarship Campaign to support the professional development of future leaders of global development. IDS is looking to support 10 new scholarships with 60% of the fund already covered thanks to our generous donors, and with continued support from our alumni, we hope to reach our goal.

We firmly believe that access to education should be available to all, irrespective of background or financial status, which is why we are asking our alumni to help support this campaign. You can donate here.

Read more about the Scholarship Campaign here

Other ways to support the IDS Scholarship Campaign:

  • Help spread the word on social media (Instagram / Twitter / LinkedIn / Facebook
  • Host your own fundraising event for the IDS Scholarship Campaign 
  • Connect us to organisations or businesses that might be interested in supporting IDS Scholarship

If you'd like to talk about supporting the campaign please contact Michelle, Alumni Relations Manager. / +44 (0) 7548710866

Donate your time by Volunteering 

We are always looking for alumni to help out by donating their time and volunteering and supporting IDS and our students and alumni. Here are a few ways you can help give back to and support IDS.

Ask An Alum - volunteer as an online mentor to be available to other members of the alumni network for some short term mentoring, advice and knowledge sharing without any pressure to have a continuous or long-term mentoring relationship. 

Matched Mentoring - opt to engage in a long term mentoring relationship (6 months) with a student or recent graduate to help them them develop, improve, and achieve their longer term goals (with support from the alumni office). Alumni who are interested being mentors  should complete a Mentor Application Form before 19 January 2023.

Alumni Ambassador - IDS Alumni Ambassadors work closely with IDS to improve alumni services, organise events and reunions as well as provide important networking opportunities. Check out the list to see where we are currently searching for new alumni ambassadors.

Alumni Advisory Comittee (AAC) - The AAC contributes to the governance of IDS ensuring that the alumni voice is heard at Board level. The AAC also guides and supports the work of the IDS Alumni Office. We will let all alumni know when we are looking for new members. 

Write a Blog - Perspectives Provocations & Initiatives is for IDS alumni to share your thoughts on topical issues and challenges in your work or country. Please share your story, opinions, ideas, news and more.

Know your Network - We're always on the lookout for IDS alumni to profile for our Know Your Network series and interviewed by our current students. Please get in touch if you're happy to be interviewed.

Share Job Opportunities - upload your job opportunities to the IDS Alumni Network jobs board.

Other volunteering opportunities:

We regularly ask our alumni to be involved in IDS events, whether its attending, participating in a talk with new and prospective studnets, hosting a workshop or presenting on a panel. If you want to host an event with students or alumni or have any other thoughts on how you or other alumni can give back to IDS, please email the alumni office

Share your Connections

One of the best ways you can support IDS is by connecting IDS with your networks. Share our events and news stories with your networks on social media.

If you can, connect us to organisations or businesses that might be interested in supporting IDS Scholarships

Please contact Michelle Cruickshank, Alumni Relations Manager / +44 (0) 7548710866

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