Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom

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Parliamentary committee recognises value of Commonwealth Scholarships

‘DFID’s support for individuals through the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) has been hugely important’, according to the latest report by UK MPs on the Commons Science and Technology Committee. In its report Building scientific capacity for development, the Science and Technology Committee praised Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships as ‘much-valued’ for their role in providing effective support […]

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Distance Learning Scholar receives international award for cancer care

David Makumi-Kinyanjui (2007 Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholar, MSc Palliative Care, University of Dundee) has been awarded the 2011 Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) International Award for Contributions to Cancer Care. David is the first African recipient of the ONS’s international award. He is currently the manager of the cancer programme at the Aga Khan University Hospital […]

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Distance Learning Scholar publishes article

Nelson Ndegwa (2007 Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholar, MSc Bioinformatics, University of Manchester) has published a paper in collaboration with his MSc research  group members at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), and has also written an article about his experiences at the Institute in its March 2011 newsletter. (Issue 61, March 2011 page 10) Nelson has […]

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CSC alumni and Scholars launch chapter in kenya

More than 50 alumni and current Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholars attended the inaugural meeting of the Kenyan alumni chapter in Nairobi on 21 February 2011. Other guests included Dr John Kirkland, Executive Secretary of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, and representatives from the British Council and the Kenya Branch of the Royal Commonwealth Society. A committee […]

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Hamis Mugendawala with Scout Leader Mike Harley, outside the classroom block under construction

Using education to improve communities in Uganda

Hamis Mugendawala (Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholar, MA International Education and Development, Institute of Education, University of London, 2007-2010) discusses his work to develop new educational institutions to help his local community in Uganda. I will never doubt the time-long adage that knowledge is power and wealth. From the time I became a Commonwealth Scholar at […]

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David Musoke (right) presents educational materials to Dr William Bazeyo, Dean of the Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda

Scholar awarded public health educational materials

David Musoke (2007 Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholar, MSc International Primary Health Care, University College London) has been awarded public health educational materials – books, DVDs, CD-ROMs and accessories – worth £2,000 for the Makerere University School of Public Health (MUSPH), Uganda. The materials, awarded by the British Medical Association/British Medical Journal Information Fund 2009, are […]

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