LI Student Travel Award

Charles Lamb, recipient of the 2016 Student Travel Award, visiting the terraces of Batad in the Philippines. © Charles Lamb

The award is open to students on an LI-accredited course who want to travel somewhere in the world to learn about a specific landscape topic or project.

Students must submit an original, well-researched and achievable proposal on their chosen topic and the place they wish to visit.

Any proposed travel must be extracurricular, but it can be a study-specific trip or an extension of existing travel arrangements for the purpose of studying.

Why the award was created

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

LI Student Travel Award 2018: resilient design

This year, the theme of our Student Travel Award is ‘resilient design’.

The impact of climate change continues to make itself more and more apparent. It’s more important than ever that landscape professionals begin working towards future-proofing our environment.

The winners of the 2018 Travel Award have now been announced. Find out more.

‘Healthy Landscapes’ Student Travel Award 2017 winners

The 2017 award looked at the theme of ‘healthy landscapes’, a major area of focus for the Institute. The winners were Ruth Chittock from Kingston University, and Isabel Swift from Leeds Beckett University. Read about their travels:

Winners of the 2016 Student Travel Award

Sheffield University students Rebecca Huggins and Charles Lamb are the 2016 winners of the LI’s Student Travel Award. Both are students at the University of Sheffield.

Both Rebecca and Charles have been awarded £750 to travel to Mexico and the Philippines respectively. There were also two runners up, Ruth Chittock from Kingston University and Emma Henderson from University of Edinburgh, who submitted extremely interesting proposals.

Travel blogs from the 2014 student award winners

The three winners of the 2014 Student Travel Awards visited Cuba, USA and Japan:

For questions about the LI Student Travel Awards, contact our Digital and Social Media Officer, Tahlia McKinnon (

For all other competition queries, contact Cindy Tang (