South East

Regional Network Coordinators


Tracy Adole (South East) –

Tracy is a 2014 Commonwealth Scholar from Nigeria, currently completing a PhD in Geography and Environment at the University of Southampton. Tracy is the Regional Network Coordinator for the South East region outside London, and works alongside Claudia and Vivek.


Claudia Donkor (London) –

Claudia is the South East Network’s London representative, and is a 2014 Commonwealth Scholar from Ghana. Claudia is currently completing a Master’s in Tropical Medicine and International Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


Vivek Saraswat (Cambridge) –

Vivek is the Regional Network Coordinator for the South East region and is based on Cambridge. Vivek is a 2014 Commonwealth Scholar from India and  is undertaking an MPhil in Micro and Nanotechnology Enterprise at the University of Cambridge.

Your network

Join the South East Regional Network Facebook group to find out about upcoming events, and to get in touch with Tracy, Claudia, Vivek, 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

Birkbeck, University of London

Mosiuoa Ramakoele –

Imperial College London

Zohaib Akhtar –

King’s College London

Appiah Poku Yankyera –

University of East Anglia

Dickson Gitonga Njiru –

David Mchembere –

University of Greenwich

Grace Banda –



University of Reading

George Dakurah –

University of Sussex

Sefut-E-Shan –

If you are interested in becoming a University Representative and assisting in building a strong network of Scholars and Fellows, please email Tracy, Claudia or Vivek.

Photos on flickr

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