In this hub you'll find everything you need to get your fundraising efforts off the ground. It's not uncommon for people to raise enough money to cover the cost of their entire placement — with the tips in this hub, you stand an excellent chance of doing so yourself.

GETTING STARTED

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How much do you need to raise? The cost of your placement is easy to work out using our pricing page, but what about spending money, flights, and new travel gear?

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Success Stories

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Don't think you've got what it takes to raise money? These success stories will get you motivated and inspire you into action!

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FUNDRAISING EVENTS

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A good fundraising event can generate thousands of pounds, often enough to cover most, if not all, of the cost of your placement.

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FINDING A SPONSOR

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Having a sponsor to help finance your Work the World trip can relieve a lot of pressure. There are a few different ways to find one and we’ve covered the most common ways in this section.

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WRITING AN ONLINE FUNDRAISING PROFILE

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We’ve created a guide to writing the perfect online fundraising profile, so that you can share your page far and wide and start collecting cash to put towards your life-changing overseas elective.

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GETTING YOUR MESSAGE OUT

In this section, we cover some of the best ways to go about getting your story published — whether you’re targeting newspapers, local publications or online platforms.

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BUDGETING GUIDE

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The word “budgeting” can evoke fear in many a student (or graduate!), however it’s a necessary chore when it comes to planning a trip abroad. Read our guide to make your life easier.

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What is the typical cost of a Work the World elective placement?

Registration for all destinations is £300. Prices then vary depending on how long you want to go for and where you want to travel to. Our minimum placement duration is one week with no upper limit. On average electives are normally between 4 - 6 weeks. 

How can I fund my elective placement?

It's not uncommon for people to raise enough money to cover the cost of their entire placement  with the tips in this fundraising hub, you stand an excellent chance of doing so yourself.

What are the benefits of elective placements from Work the World?

The benefits of our medical electives include:

  • Expanding your clinical knowledge and skill set
  • Becoming more confident, independent and resourceful
  • Making yourself more attractive to employers
  • Doing some proper travelling
  • Building your personal and professional network
  • Sharpening your language and communication skills
  • Renewing your perspective on the NHS

What countries can I travel to on a Work the World elective placement?

Work the World organise electives in Africa or Asia with placements in: 1. Tanzania 2. Vietnam 3. Ghana 4. The Philippines 5. Nepal 6. Sri Lanka.