The LI Student Travel Award 2017 – Healthy Landscapes

Charles Lamb, recipient of the 2016 Student Travel Award, visiting the terraces of Batad in the Philippines. © Charles Lamb
To support and develop future professionals of the landscape profession, this award provides landscape students the opportunity to travel anywhere in the world to develop their knowledge on a specific landscape topic. This year, the theme is ‘healthy landscapes’.

The Student Travel Award is for students studying on a LI-accredited course who wish to develop their knowledge on a specific landscape topic in an area of the world that fascinates them. Successful students are awarded up to £750 for a single trip to take place by the end of 2017. Travel should be extracurricular and can be in the form of a study-specific trip, or extension of existing travel arrangements for the purpose of study.

This year, a theme has been set for the award which is ‘healthy landscapes’. Students are asked to come up with an original, well-researched and achievable proposal that outlines a study trip anywhere in the world where they can learn more about healthy landscapes.

What is a healthy landscape?

The term ‘healthy landscapes’ describes places designed to promote good health and wellbeing. The LI believes that the way landscapes are planned, designed and managed should be guided as much by their importance for health as for all of their other functions. The LI sets out five main principles, believing that healthy places:

  1. improve air, water and soil quality;
  2. help overcome health inequalities and promote healthy lifestyles;
  3. relax people, increasing social interaction;
  4. optimise opportunities for working, learning and development; and
  5. are restorative, uplifting and healing for both physical and mental health conditions

Students are asked to focus their proposed study trip on the theme ‘healthy landscapes’, citing as the subject, one, some or all of the five principles outlined above.

Find out more about healthy landscapes.

How to apply

Applicants must fill out the application form and submit this by midnight, Sunday 2 April 2017.

Download the application form (MS Word)

Submissions must be emailed to Poppy Smith, Education Development Officer on

Deadline: Midnight, Sunday 2 April 2017

You can read about previous successful applications here:

This award is from a fund set up in memory of David Ashmore, Adrian Brunswick and Michael Norton, three landscape architects who were tragically killed in an air crash at Biggin Hill on 13 January 1979. A legacy was added to the fund on the death of Mary Mitchell in December 1988.

The amount offered for the award is to a maximum of £750. The closing date for applications will be midnight Sunday 2 April 2017. Applications will be reviewed by a panel convened by the LI’s Education and Membership Committee and successful applicants will be notified by Friday 14 April 2017.

Any questions? Please contact our Education development Officer, Poppy Smith, on or by calling 020 7685 2656.