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Dr Christine Humfrey MBE, 1947-2020

The Commission is saddened to hear of the recent death of Dr Christine Humfrey MBE, who served as a Commissioner between 2008 and 2014 and continued to offer support to the Commission even after her tenure had ended, undertaking the review of stipend levels in 2015 on behalf of all three HMG Scholarships Schemes, and […]

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Parliamentary event for Commonwealth Scholars 2020

On 3 July the CSC and Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) Support Group hosted their annual Parliamentary reception event for Commonwealth Scholars featuring talks from several distinguished Parliamentarians including the Minister of State for the Commonwealth, South Asia and the UN, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. We were pleased to welcome 30 Commonwealth Scholars to […]

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World Oceans Day 2020: How research leads the way in protecting oceans and marine ecology

Hashan Niroshana Kokuhennadige is a current Commonwealth Scholar from Sri Lanka studying for a PhD in Ocean and Earth Sciences with a focus on Marine Biogeochemistry at the University of Southampton. Looking back on World Oceans Day last month, Hashan shares some insights on his research and its development impact, and considers what World Oceans […]

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Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah wins the 2020 Best Journal Article Prize

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) and Taylor & Francis Group are delighted to announce Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah as the winner of the 2020 Taylor & Francis Commonwealth Scholar Best Journal Article Prize, for her article Epidemiology of cervical human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and squamous intraepithelial lesions (SIL) among a cohort of HIV-infected and […]

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First virtual site visits with Commonwealth Scholars in Liverpool and London

In May the CSC hosted its initial virtual site visits, bringing together CSC staff and Commonwealth Scholars for an informal discussion about living and studying under the changed circumstances of the UK’s coronavirus lockdown. On 12 May, we welcomed Scholars from Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and […]

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World Bee Day 2020: Developing the beekeeping sector in Ghana

Dr Kwame Aidoo is a Commonwealth Professional Fellow from Ghana and is the Director of Bees for development Ghana (BfdG), a new independent beekeeping organisation that aims to generate employment, to create wealth and to provide pollination services for crops and natural environments. Here, Dr Kwame Aidoo shows the impact of this organisation as well […]

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