South East

Regional Network Coordinators


Esther Sylvester (South East)

Esther is a Commonwealth Scholar from Ghana, currently completing an MSc in Investment and Financial Management at the University of East Anglia. She completed a BA in Information Studies at the University of Ghana, Legon and obtained an Investment certificate issued by the Ghana Stock Exchange. Her interest is focused on capital mobilization for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) through listing on the Ghana Alternative Market.

Prior to her postgraduate studies, she worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at an investment firm in Ghana. She has relevant experience in Ghana’s capital market and was part of the equities and debts primary market team.

Esther is passionate about financial investments and SME funding in Ghana. Also, she likes to read, listen to music and spend time with family.


Jagodish Chandra Sarker (London)

Jagodish is a Commonwealth Scholar from Bangladesh completing a PhD in Chemistry at King’s College London (KCL). He completed a BSc and MSc in Chemistry at Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh.

Before starting his studies at KCL, he worked as an Assistant Professor in Chemistry at Jagannath University, Bangladesh, researching in the area of organometallic, cluster chemistry and catalysis.

Jagodish likes listening to a wide range of music, travelling and meeting new people and he has a keen interest in getting to know various cultures and lifestyles.


Raushan Tara Jaswal (Cambridge)

Raushan is a 2019 Shared Scholar from India and is pursuing her LLM at the University of Cambridge with a specialisation in International Law. She completed her integrated Bachelor’s in arts and law from Amity Law School, Delhi, IP University with a focus in international and corporate law. After graduation, she worked with a former union law minister and a Senior Advocate for a period of two years, working in the area of human rights and corporate litigation.

She was instrumental in espousing very important national and international human rights causes like asylum for Rohingyas in India, dignity of the elderly, and the cause of custodial torture.


Your network

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University Representatives

If you are interested in becoming a University Representative and assisting in building a strong network of Scholars and Fellows, please email Esther at, Jagodish at and Raushan at for more information.

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