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2014 entrants – Taylor & Francis Commonwealth Scholar Best Journal Article Prize

2014 winner Dr Benjamin Irving (2008 Commonwealth Scholar from South Africa, PhD Biomedical Engineering and Medical Image Analysis, University College London) Computer assisted detection of abnormal airway variation in CT scans related to paediatric tuberculosis, Medical Image Analysis Journal (Volume 14, Issue 7, 2014) Dr Sandhya Sukumaran (2008 Commonwealth Scholar from India, PhD Aquatic Eco-genotoxicology, […]

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UK citizens: apply now for Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD study in New Zealand

Applications are now open for Commonwealth Scholarships for UK citizens to study PhDs at eight New Zealand universities. The scholarships, offered through Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara, are for doctoral study starting in early 2016. The level of funding varies between universities, but all support tuition fees, a return airfare, and a living allowance. […]

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Evaluation profile: Tara Inniss

Dr Tara Inniss was awarded a Commonwealth Split-site Scholarship in 2002 and spent one year at the University of Manchester as part of her PhD research on the history of medicine. After the completion of her PhD at the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, Barbados, Tara went on to study for a […]

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Climate change and citizens – CSC lecture series

‘Climate change and citizens’, the CSC’s second lecture series event, took place on Wednesday 6 May 2015. Hosted by the University of Sussex, the second lecture in this series focused on the issues surrounding climate change. The presentations explored the research into climate change, as well as the challenges facing academics and communities in reducing risk, […]

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Health and politics today

Having observed the high degree of health information available to the general public in the UK and the corresponding level of health literacy, the idea of Health & Politics Today was conceived by Opeyemi Akindele in 2014 while studying as a Commonwealth Shared Scholar at the University of Bedfordshire. Many people in Nigeria suffer and die needlessly […]

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The second cohort of young people trained through the D'Girls Initiative

Supporting youth and enhancing development in Cameroon’s rural communities

Nelly Shella Tchaptcheut Yonga, 2014 Commonwealth Professional Fellow and Coordinator of the Rural Women Development Center (RUWDEC) in Buea, Cameroon, reports on her activities after her fellowship. It’s been 3 months since my return from the UK and it already feels like a year. My Professional Fellowship at the National Youth Agency enabled me to explore […]

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