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A fond farewell to our Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows

The Farewell Event for Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows took place on 15 July 2019, with 175 Scholars from 26 countries attending. The annual event, which was held in Australia House this year, celebrates the work of departing Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows and looks forward to their return home and staying connected with the CSC. The […]

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Commonwealth Scholars compete in the annual CSC vs Chevening football match!

On Saturday 29 June 2019 the annual Commonwealth vs Chevening football match took place at Norton Sports Park, Sheffield. This event brings together scholars funded by both the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission in the UK (CSC) and Chevening for an afternoon of sports, relaxation and networking. We would like to thank Commonwealth Scholar and South East […]

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They think it’s all over… Commonwealth v Chevening football match 2017

The CSC Regional Networks add to the Commonwealth Scholar experience through a range of social and other events. This year, our Regional Network Coordinators came together with Chevening Scholars (another UK government-funded scholarship programme) to organise a unique sporting event. Duncan Kwaitana (2016 Commonwealth Shared Scholar from Malawi, MSc Clinical Leadership in Cancer, Palliative and […]

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Bangladeshi Commonwealth alumni encouraged to contribute to society

Commonwealth alumni returning to Bangladesh should aim to contribute as much as they can to their local communities. This was the clear message from Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Speaker of the Bangladesh Parliament – and a former Commonwealth Scholar herself – at a reception last week. The reception, held to welcome home recently returned Commonwealth […]

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Malaysian Commonwealth alumni form association and welcome home Scholars

Malaysian Commonwealth alumni gathered on 29 November 2016 to welcome home recently returned Commonwealth Scholars at a reception held in Kuala Lumpur, hosted by British Council Malaysia. The event was attended by Commonwealth Scholarship Commissioner Sarah Laessig and CSC Programme Officer Vanessa Worthington, who were in Malaysia for the 8th Pan Commonwealth Forum on Distance Learning. Clare Walker, […]

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Global Leaders: a UK Government Scholars regional event

On 10 January 2017, 58 Scholars from the three UK government scholarship schemes – Chevening, Commonwealth, and Marshall Scholarships – came together for the Global Leaders event in Durham. The event, for Scholars at universities in north east England, was kindly hosted and organised by Durham University Business School, in collaboration with the three scholarship schemes. […]

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