Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom

Evaluating Commonwealth Scholarships in the United Kingdom

The outline of the CSC’s Evaluation Programme was designed following a workshop hosted by the CSC in May 2007. Participants at the workshop, including current Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows and representatives from CSFP national agencies and other funding organisations, drew up guidelines leading to the design of the programme, which commenced in September 2007.

Phase 1 involved building on and maintaining the database we already hold to ensure that we have a sound and reliable source of basic data.

Phase 2 involved the design and distribution of an alumni survey.

The initial results of this survey were published in a report launched at the annual Welcome Programme for new Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows in November 2008.

A more detailed report was published in June 2009.

Phase 3, which is currently underway, involves identifying key areas of interest and, using the Phase 2 data as a starting point, undertaking further investigation into the impact of Commonwealth Scholarships in these areas.

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