Professional Development

Irvine Aitchison Memorial Fund Bursary

Experience working conditions and eye problems very different to those found in the UK

Click image to view posterStudents will not be able to refract but will be primarily involved in dispensing. However, the optometrists on the team involve students in the work and draw attention to interesting conditions observed.

The Irvine Aitchison Memorial Fund is offering two bursaries (worth £1700 each) to enable optometric students who are in their 2nd year at a university (Glasgow – 3rd yr), to join a Vision Aid Overseas assignment travelling to Africa for two weeks during the summer of 2017.

Irvine Aitchison Application Form 2017 (word document)

Irvine Aitchison Application Form 2017 (pdf document)

Completed forms must be returned no later than Friday 28 October 2016 and must be sent via e-mail to: or via post to The Irvine Aitchison Memorial Fund 199 Gloucester Terrace London W2 6LD.

Interviews for finalists will be on Wednesday 30th November in London

The Fund will reimburse reasonable travel costs

Read Usmaan and Amy’s reaction when they found out they had been allocated the highly sought-after bursaries