Erin Gilchrist International Business & Emerging Markets, The University of Edinburgh The financial support from The Cross Trust made it possible for me to pursue a Master's degree at the University of Edinburgh, and engage with the programme to its full extent. The opportunity to learn from world-renowned lecturers and collaborate with a cohort of globally-minded peers was extremely rewarding, both personally and professionally. Through client consultancy projects, I have developed business plans for a Colombian agricultural exporter, and a Scottish social enterprise operating across Africa. I have also been fortunate to build a network of mentors across the University who have helped me immeasurably throughout the year. None of these learning experiences would have been possible without the support from The Cross Trust, and I would like to sincerely thank the organisation for helping me to take this next step in my career.