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CSC Welcome 2021 for Commonwealth Scholars
Date: 03/12/21
Duration: 11:00-12:00
Location: Online

Join our virtual Welcome meeting for new Commonwealth Scholars!

The Welcome meeting is an opportunity for new Commonwealth Scholars to come together and mark the beginning of their scholarship journey.

At this informal occasion, you will have the chance to meet fellow Scholars, speak to members of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, and hear some short talks about how to make the most of your scholarship this year.

The meeting will be hosted by the CSC Chair, Mr Richard Middleton, and will include an opportunity to talk about your experiences of studying in the UK so far. 

Welcome Event programme

11:00-11.05         Welcome

Richard Middleton, Chair, Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK

11:05-11:10          Welcome to your Regional Networks!

Joana Kolo-Manma, Olamide Eso, and Tatu Emmaculate, 2021-22 Regional Network Coordinators

11:10-11:40          Breakout session

Share your study experiences this term

11:40-11:50         Scholar wellbeing talk

Nadim Khan and Saima Lone, CSC Programme Officers

11:50-11:55         Congratulations to Scholars

A welcome message from former Regional Network Coordinators

11:55-12:00          Closing remarks

Richard Middleton, Chair, Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK

Richard Middleton is the current Chair of the CSC and is responsible for ensuring the CSC makes good decisions (consistent with UK Government priorities) and for ensuring the Commission develops an effective strategy.

Alongside this role, Richard is also Chief Operating Officer (Interim) at University of Southampton. Previously, Richard was Chief Operating Officer at Aston University and has worked at several other universities in senior administrative positions. Prior to this Richard worked in charitable organisations assisting single homeless people in London for 15 years, and contributing to many legislative, funding and service changes.