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LIDC 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.

How to Join

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.
  • Work experience placement scheme for student and alumni members
  • Rooms for intercollegate meetings at LIDC
  • Access to LIDC organized events/meetings
  • Browse fellow members' profiles in the database

Staying in touch

As a member you will receive regular communications from LIDC:

  • Daily and/ or weekly media briefings with development-related news from the Bloomsbury Colleges and international media outlets.
  • Invitations to development-related events organised by LIDC and its member Colleges (workshops, seminars, conferences and social events).
  • Monthly newsletter on LIDC's work, development news from Bloomsbury Colleges and external opportunities, including events, grants, vacancies and calls for papers.

You can also keep up-to-date on our work through:

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

Only staff, student or alumni of Bloomsbury Colleges 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.

Members from The School of Pharmacy

Please note that as of July 2012 The School of Pharmacy is no longer a member of the Bloomsbury Consortium of Colleges. At the moment, LIDC does not accept new members from The School of Pharmacy.