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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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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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Pursuing a career in STEM: empowering women and girls in Nigeria

Organised by Nwobodo Cynthia Ebere (2014 Split-site Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Agricultural Extension, University of Reading) On Monday 2 March 2020, Commonwealth Alumnus Nwobodo Cynthia Ebere held a workshop to promote Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls for students at the Trans-Ekulu Girls’ Secondary School, Enugu State, Nigeria. […]

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Healthier the mother, healthier the society

Organised by Naveed Khurram (2012 Professional Fellow from Pakistan, Anglican Alliance) This year, the Commonwealth Day theme was, ‘Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming’, and to mark the day, Commonwealth Alumnus, Naveed Khurram, organised an event for the women of his local community on Sunday 8 March 2020. The event titled, ‘Healthier the Mother, […]

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STEM for girls

Organised by Dithan Kiragga (2007 Scholar from Uganda, MSc International Primary Healthcare, University College London) To mark International Women’s Day (IWD) on Sunday 8 March 2020, a one-day career talk was organised by alumnus Dithan Kiragga, in collaboration with The Africa Women in Science Hub (AWiSH), at the Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, in Gulu […]

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Engaging, encouraging, and enriching the girl child’s leadership roles in a community

Organised by Helen Akinwande Fidelis (2012 Professional Fellow from Nigeria, The Haven Wolverhampton) On Monday 9 March 2020, Commonwealth Alumnus Helen Akinwande Fidelis held an event to promote the Sustainable Development Goal 5 in achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls for students in Arepo, Nigeria. The event, ‘Engaging, Encouraging, and Enriching the Girl […]

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