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Malawian Commonwealth alumni meet applicants

Prospective Commonwealth Scholarship applicants had the chance to learn more about Commonwealth Scholarships directly from Malawian Commonwealth alumni at an event held at the Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust in Blantyre in August 2016. The event, which was hosted by Prof Brian Faragher (Commonwealth Scholarship Commissioner and Chair in Medical Statistics at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) also provided […]

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Commonwealth alumni gather in Ghana

More than 60 Commonwealth alumni came together in Accra, Ghana, in July 2016 to celebrate the nearly 2,000 Ghanaian citizens who have benefited from a Commonwealth Scholarship since the scheme started in 1959. 75 Ghanaians have been selected to come to the UK on a Commonwealth Scholarship or Fellowship in the 2016-2017 academic year, and […]

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Revisiting development plans – alumni symposium

British Council Zambia on behalf of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK recently hosted an alumni event in Kitwe, focused around a symposium at which alumni had the opportunity to discuss and measure their development plans post scholarship.  These development plans were formulated prior to and during their CSC scholarship. The symposium was particularly targeted […]

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Scholars share their research at Regional Network conference

Commonwealth Scholars had the opportunity to share their research and get feedback from others at a conference hosted by the University of Nottingham on 22 July 2016, organised by the Midlands and Oxford Regional Network Coordinator, Jalilu Ateku (2014 Commonwealth Scholar from Ghana, PhD Conflicts, Governance and Development, University of Nottingham). In attendance were 25 Commonwealth […]

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Scholars focus on enterprise for development

The second CSC workshop of the academic year saw Scholars come together on 30 June 2016 at the University of Glasgow to learn about entrepreneurship. Specifically aimed at improving Scholars’ potential to contribute to the needs of their home country, the workshop focused on the practical skills needed to start and run a successful organisation. […]

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Farewell to departing Scholars

This year’s CSC Farewell Event took place on 7 July 2016, and was attended by 150 Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows from 25 countries, studying or working around the UK. Kindly hosted by the High Commission of Canada at Canada House in London, the event was a celebration of the achievements of Scholars and Fellows in […]

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