Naima Afruz and Yochebel ShunguChancellor’s Fund Recipients 2013

The University of Northampton Chancellor’s Fund supports students and staff, making awards bi-annually. The fund provides support to those who need modest awards assist  with extracurricular activities  such as cultural, voluntary, sporting and wider training, travel bursaries, research costs and priority projects in line with the University’s strategic plan.

Naimia and Yochabel who are currently in their final year of study of the Environmental Science BSc (Hons) recently received funding towards a research trip to Iceland to study volcanoes.

“This trip was amazing and gave us an opportunity to undertake independent fieldwork in a different environment. Also we expanded our skill set by organising the tours ourselves and gaining knowledge in geology and the volcanology of Iceland that can be applied in our projects. We are very grateful for partially funding our trip, it would not have been possible otherwise, it was just an amazing experience for us both.”