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CSC Chair, Richard Middleton, sits with a group of alumni discussing and writing their thoughts on the aims of an alumni association in Rwanda

Building a new alumni association in Rwanda

CSC Alumni Rwanda Meeting Organised by Gatera Fiston Kitema (2018 Shared Scholar, MSc Public Health for Eye Care, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), the event brought together alumni in Rwanda to discuss the work achieved so far in establishing an alumni association in Rwanda and ways for alumni to support the Commonwealth Heads […]

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Queen Mary University Annual International Scholars’ Reception

Written by Saima Lone, Programme Officer at the CSC who attended the event supporting our Commonwealth Scholars. Commonwealth Scholars were invited to attend the Annual International Scholars’ reception event hosted by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on 5 December 2019. The event brought together a diverse group of Scholars from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, Chevening […]

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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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Speaker of the Bangladesh Parliament and Commonwealth Alumnus, Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury

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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