South East

Regional Network Coordinators

Duncan Kwaitana (South East) –

Duncan is a Commonwealth Scholar from Malawi, completing an MSc Clinical Leadership in Cancer, Palliative and End of Life Care at Southampton University. He has previously completed a Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery at Malamulo College of Health Sciences in Malawi and a BSc Palliative Care Medicine at Makerere University in Uganda.

Duncan has worked as a care worker in palliative care in rural areas of Malawi. He has also been part of a team of national short course trainers in palliative care for fellow healthcare workers and volunteers appointed by the government of Malawi.

Saniya Singh (London) –

Saniya is a Commonwealth Scholar from India, completing an MSc Global Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She previously completed a BSc Political Science at Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi.

Saniya’s area of interest is global governance with a focus on human security and development. She is also an Indian Classical Odissi dancer and is a part of the Debating Society of her college.

Rajesh Bhagat (Cambridge) –

Rajesh is a Commonwealth Scholar from India and is in the third year of a PhD Chemical Engineering degree. Prior to undertaking the PhD, he worked in the corporate research Lab of 3M in India for two years. He completed his B.E. Chemical Engineering from Panjab University, Chandigarh, and M.E. Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, India.

Your network

Join the South East Regional Network Facebook group to find out about upcoming events, and to get in touch with Duncan, Saniya, Rajesh, and other network members.

If the name used on your Facebook account differs from that on your award documents, please contact with your CSC Scholar reference and your name as it appears on Facebook so that your request to join the group can be authorised.

Past events have included:

  • Christmas party with the CSC Secretariat
  • London Thames River boat tour to Greenwich
  • Picnic and punting in Cambridge
  • Trip to Windsor castle
  • Seaside outing on the South Coast of England
  • Several cultural events during the year including individual university events
  • Celebrating festivals of different countries together

Photos from previous South East Region Network events are available on Flickr.

University Representatives

Cranfield University

Brighton Chunga –

Goldsmiths, University of London

Edward Dixon –

Imperial College London

Waqas Nabi Shah –

King’s College London

Samuel Fanusah –

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Brian Serunjogi –

University College London

Gloria Ngaiza –

University of Bedfordshire

Rahini Mahendran –

University of East Anglia

Carine Eposi –

University of Essex

Zilpah Ombijah –

University of Greenwich

Abbas Agbaje –

University of Kent

Oleta Williams –

University of Reading

Um-e-Farwa Rizvi –

University of Southampton

Polly Kamukuma –

University of Surrey

Piyush Mohanty –

University of Sussex

Stephen Johnson –

If you are interested in becoming a University Representative and assisting in building a strong network of Scholars and Fellows, please email the relevant Coordinator for your region.

Photos on flickr

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