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Risk Assessment Training and Risk Assessment Form

Risk Assessment Form

Please download the latest version of the Risk Assessment form here.


Risk Assessment Procedure

1. Every graduate student should complete a risk assessment when applying for Leave to Work Away.

2. The completed risk assessment should be approved and signed by the supervisor and attached to your CamSIS application. 

3. Depending on the location of either fieldwork (for a period of less than two weeks) or vacation, students might still need to complete the risk assessment form and send the completed form to the PhD Administrator and PhD Director.  Students should check the FCO and discuss it with their supervisor and administrator.

4. All completed risk assessments are kept in the student’s electronic file along with a check in log of contact with the student, when this is required (see below).

5. The will sign up to Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel email alerts for each country where students are conducting fieldwork.

6. A complete risk assessment is a requirement when applying for Fieldwork Funding. (Fieldwork funding is provided by the School and is not be confused with the Centre's fieldwork grant) More information regarding the fieldwork fund can be found here.


"It has been almost two years since the murder of Giulio Regeni in Cairo. As we approach this anniversary, we are no nearer to knowing the truth of what happened to this promising post-graduate, tortured and killed while pursuing wholly legitimate academic research... It has been especially troubling to note that, in the absence of apparent progress in investigations into Giulio’s death, attention has been turned to his doctoral supervisor, Dr Maha Abdelrahman – an honourable and distinguished scholar..." Stephen J Toope, Vice-Chancellor. To read the message in full, please go to our News page. The message can also be found on the University of Cambridge homepage.

We are delighted and proud to see that the Centre has gone from no.8 (2015) to no.6 (2016) to no.4 (2017) in the field of Development Studies in the QS Survey. This would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work from everyone within the Centre.