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Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment Form

Please download the latest version of the Risk Assessment form here and find further information on our programme handbook.


Risk Assessment Procedure

1. Every graduate student should complete a Risk Assessment form when applying for Leave to Work Away.

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

3. When going on Fieldwork for a period of less than two weeks, students still need to complete the risk assessment form and send the back to the PhD Administrator or attach it to their CamSIS application, should they be leaving Cambridge for more than two weeks.  Students should check the FCO and discuss it with their supervisor.

4. 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.

LTWA/Risk Assessment

"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.