Regional Coordinator: Dacia Leslie – WRNCSCUK@groups.facebook.com
Dacia is a Commonwealth Scholar from Jamaica, currently pursuing a DPhil in Criminology at the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University. Her main research interest is in corrections and crime prevention within CARICOM.
Prior to coming to Cardiff, Dacia worked on various developmental projects with Research Fellows at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica, where she obtained an MSc in Governance and Public Policy.
For the 2011/2012 academic year Scholars in Wales were able to build lifelong friendships through participating in the following events and activities:
- Welcome Event, Graduate Centre, Cardiff
- Christmas Family Weekend in Aberystwyth
- International Scholars’ Evening, Cardiff University
- Pizza and Movie night
- Night at the National Opera and Dinner
- Coach Trip to Alton Towers
- Send-off Event in Bangor
This year the Wales Regional Network will be convening a series of seminars on ′Commemorating the Modern Commonwealth through Research and Cultural Exchange′. The series of interdisciplinary seminars are intended to lead up to a Commonwealth Scholars’ Final Year Conference for the 2013/2014 academic period. Tentative dates for the first round of seminars are as follows:
- 16th May – Cardiff University
- 14th June – Bangor University(TBC)
- 25th July – Exeter University(TBC)
Join the Wales Regional Network Facebook group to find out about upcoming events, and to get in touch with Dacia and other network members. Comments or suggestions on any of the proposed events are also welcome.