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LIDC Membership

LIDC membership currently comprises more than 3,000 individuals: staff, alumni and students from across our member colleges.

Membership is free and open to all staff, postgraduate students and alumni from the five Bloomsbury Colleges (Birkbeck, UCL-Institute of Education, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Royal Veterinary College & SOAS) who are interested in international development. 

Current students at UCL’s Development Planning Unit and Kings College Department of International Development are also eligible for free membership which will expire once you graduate.

How to become an LIDC member

Please fill in the membership form:

Why join?

The benefits of LIDC membership include:

  • Access to the wealth of development-related knowledge and expertise of Bloomsbury Colleges: finding project partners, finding experts on a particular area, etc.
  • Opportunities to work on interdisciplinary research projects and to apply for Seed Funding (for interested Bloomsbury academic staff).
  • Opportunities to broaden your knowledge of development and develop new perspectives.
  • Internship for student and alumni members
  • Rooms for intercollegate meetings at LIDC
  • Access to LIDC organized events/meetings
  • Browse fellow members' profiles in the database
  • Bursaries available to members for LIDC led courses

As a member you will receive regular communications from LIDC:

  • Monthly newsletter listing development related jobs, news and events 
  • Invitations to development-related events organised by LIDC and its member Colleges
  • You can also keep up-to-date on our work through our Twitter and Facebook pages.

I’m not from a Bloomsbury College – how can I get involved?

Only those listed above can become LIDC members.

However, anyone with an interest in our work can come to our public events, sign up for the monthly newsletter, follow our blog, and talk to us via social networking sites.

*Should you encounter a problem, please email Anjuli Borgonha, Communications Officer.