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Rwandan Commonwealth alumni meet for first time

The first-ever Commonwealth alumni event in Rwanda was held in August 2016, as part of the opening day of the Association of Commonwealth Universities’ Summer School at the University of Rwanda, Kigali. Alumni joined Summer School delegates for the introductory lecture on ‘Understanding the post-2015 development agenda’ by Dr Jeannette Bayisenge (Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Gender Studies, University […]

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Alumni and Distance Learning Scholars link in Uganda

Ugandan Commonwealth alumni working within the public health sector met with current Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholars in Kampala in July 2016, to share their scholarship journey and talk about their current work. The Distance Learning Scholars – all studying at the University of Edinburgh – had the chance to ask questions and gain a real-life perspective […]

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Malawian Commonwealth alumni meet applicants

Prospective Commonwealth Scholarship applicants had the chance to learn more about Commonwealth Scholarships directly from Malawian Commonwealth alumni at an event held at the Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust in Blantyre in August 2016. The event, which was hosted by Prof Brian Faragher (Commonwealth Scholarship Commissioner and Chair in Medical Statistics at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) also provided […]

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Commonwealth alumni gather in Ghana

More than 60 Commonwealth alumni came together in Accra, Ghana, in July 2016 to celebrate the nearly 2,000 Ghanaian citizens who have benefited from a Commonwealth Scholarship since the scheme started in 1959. 75 Ghanaians have been selected to come to the UK on a Commonwealth Scholarship or Fellowship in the 2016-2017 academic year, and […]

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Revisiting development plans – alumni symposium

British Council Zambia on behalf of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK recently hosted an alumni event in Kitwe, focused around a symposium at which alumni had the opportunity to discuss and measure their development plans post scholarship.  These development plans were formulated prior to and during their CSC scholarship. The symposium was particularly targeted […]

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Educating the people, engaging the nations

The Wales and Northern Ireland and South West Regional Networks held a seminar on 8 April 2016 at Cardiff University titled ‘Educating the people, engaging the nations’. Scholars came together with CSC staff at the seminar to discuss the following key questions: How have the careers of Scholars developed on completion of their scholarship in […]

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