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Introducing CSC’s Climate Action webinar series

Introducing CSC’s Climate Action webinar series

Between 25 October – 19 November 2021, the CSC Alumni Team will host a programme of webinars, delivered by Commonwealth Alumni, on their work, research, and contributions to tackling the climate crisis. 14 webinars are scheduled to take place as part of the ‘Climate...

Parliamentary Event for Commonwealth Scholars 2021

Parliamentary Event for Commonwealth Scholars 2021

On 7 July 2021, the CSC and Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) Support Group hosted the virtual Parliamentary Event for Commonwealth Scholars, featuring talks by UK Parliamentarians and discussion with Scholars on topics ranging from international...

Findings of the 2021 Alumni Engagement Survey

Findings of the 2021 Alumni Engagement Survey

In May 2021, Commonwealth Alumni were invited to share their feedback on activities delivered through the CSC’s Alumni Network between April 2018 and March 2021 as part of an ongoing review to inform the development of future activities and opportunities for alumni....

Learning more about the Commonwealth Split-site programme

Learning more about the Commonwealth Split-site programme

The CSC has proudly offered Scholarships for Split-site doctoral study for over twenty years and is delighted to announce the launch of the 2021 programme. Since 1998, this programme has provided a unique opportunity for more than 500 Commonwealth Scholars studying...

CSC Farewell Event 2021 for Commonwealth Scholars

CSC Farewell Event 2021 for Commonwealth Scholars

On 2 July 2021, the CSC held its annual Farewell Event for Commonwealth Scholars approaching the end of their scholarship. This year’s virtual event provided a forum to celebrate Scholars’ achievements, enabling Scholars to reflect on their scholarship experiences and...

The CSC Alumni Community Engagement Fund 2020-2021

The CSC Alumni Community Engagement Fund 2020-2021

The CSC’s Alumni Community Engagement Fund (ACEF) supports Commonwealth Alumni in raising awareness of key development issues at the community level through an event or engagement activity. Each year, the CSC selects the focus themes and invite alumni to draw on their...

Call for CSC Alumni climate webinar speakers

Call for CSC Alumni climate webinar speakers

The UN Climate Change Conference 2021 (COP26) will take place in Glasgow, UK, from 1-12 November 2021, and will bring together over 30,000 delegates, including heads of state, climate experts, and campaigners, to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change. As...

Make the most of your Scholarship in 2021

Make the most of your Scholarship in 2021

Happy New Year to all Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows! At the CSC, we understand that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, last year was marked with numerous challenges to your Scholarship experience, and we have had to find new ways of connecting with each other. Over the...

CSC Welcome Event for Commonwealth Scholars

CSC Welcome Event for Commonwealth Scholars

On 11 December the CSC held its virtual Welcome Event for new Commonwealth Scholars who began their master’s courses this term. The Welcome Event was hosted by Richard Middleton, Chair of the CSC, and featured guest speakers Professor Rita Akosua Dickson, Dr Dominique...

Supporting entrepreneurs to thrive in Cameroon

Supporting entrepreneurs to thrive in Cameroon

In Cameroon, small- and medium-sized enterprises can struggle to secure investment to help their businesses and communities develop. We spoke to Femshang Muanze Charles, 2020 Commonwealth Scholar studying MSc Entrepreneurship Financing at Henley Business School,...

Knowledge Hub webinar series

Knowledge Hub webinar series

The CSC’s Knowledge Hub webinar series was launched in July 2020 and provides a platform for members of the CSC’s Knowledge Hubs to interact and discuss key topics related to the six CSC development themes. The overall aim of the CSC webinar series is to support and...

Virtual meet ups for our new Commonwealth Scholars!

Virtual meet ups for our new Commonwealth Scholars!

The 2020-21 academic year is now well under way and we believe September and October was the perfect time to get to know our Scholars and welcome them to the CSC family. We decided to hold a series of informal virtual meet ups, as a space where Scholars are able to...