Coventry Students make a Difference in Malawi


Coventry University’s charity donation goes to the School of Life Sciences to support community projects in Malawi

Every year, the University makes a donation to charity; the total amount is based on the number of students who complete the National Student Survey in February.


The University donates one pound per questionnaire completed online in the first four weeks of the survey. This year, a sum of £2,211 was awarded to the students in the School of Life Sciences.

The students are currently fundraising for the community projects they will contribute to in Malawi when they visit in late summer this year on a work experience trip.

The 2016 trip to Malawi will focus on improving the education of primary school children in two rural areas, by offering interactive workshops to teachers to develop low cost but innovative teaching materials together. It will also help to support teachers in rural nursery schools and offering educational support to visually impaired children with the inherited condition albinism.


Dr. Patricia Lund, Principal Lecturer in Biosciences from the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, said:

“I would like to thank Ian Dunn, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student Experience) for donating the NSS survey money to support our projects. This means a great deal to our students and the communities we work with in Malawi”.


Only a few students are fortunate enough to travel to Africa, but all students can contribute by raising awareness and supporting the projects. They make a real difference to the communities we work with.


As well as making a vital contribution to the welfare of the villagers and school children in Malawi, the trip offers a unique opportunity for Coventry University students to enrich their own education and life experiences.


To read more about this trip and what the money will be going towards, visit the blog page or contact Dr Lund, on:

The blog showcases student experiences on trips to Africa organised by the School of Life Sciences (previously DASH) to offer an international perspective to our students.

If you would like to make a contribution to the charity to enable the work to continue, please click here which will take you to the page.





Written by Ali Bushnell 

Edited by Esmé Spurling 

Photo Credit: by kind permission of the students from Coventry University from their previous visits to Malawi


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