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Chevening scholarship recipients welcomed to City

City students have been awarded funding from the prestigious international scholarship programme

by Nicola

Twenty-nine postgraduate students have joined the University in 2015 Chevening group of peopleas part of the Chevening Scholarship programme. Chevening is an international awards scheme that provides future leaders from across the globe the chance to network and develop professionally and academically while also building relationships with the UK. The scheme is funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) with recipients receiving funding to study a postgraduate course at a UK university. 

The Chevening Scholars join all five schools at City on courses ranging from International Journalism to Economics. After completing their courses, scholars return to their country of citizenship where they become part of an influential global network of 44,000 Chevening alumni.

Two of this year’s students will be joining the Masters in International Journalism (MAIJ) course. Programme Director of the MAIJ, Brendan Martin, said: 

"We have seen a number of highly successful individuals study international journalism here through the Chevening programme. This includes Zaina Erhai (MAIJ 2010-11), who recently received the 2015 Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism for her work in Syria. I hope the 2015/16 students enjoy their time at City and their experiences help them to achieve their full potential."

It is a pleasure to welcome the Chevening Scholars to City, especially those who will be joining the Masters in International Journalism (MAIJ) this year. These scholars have been excellent ambassadors for their home countries in the past and a great asset to the course. I am sure this will be the case again this year.
Brendan Martin, Programme Director, Masters in International Journalism 

Grace Kenganzi, is from Uganda and has joined City to study for a Masters in Media and Communications. Grace says that a Chevening Scholarship offers more than just education at a UK university. 

Being a Chevening scholar means being part of a network of leaders, future and current, from all over the world across several fields. I feel honoured that I received the scholarship since it is very competitive.
Grace Kenganzi, 2015 Chevening Scholar 

The scholarship allows students to study in any university in the UK and Grace chose City for several reasons. 

“Firstly, the University ranks highly in Media and Communications, which is the field I'm studying. I also looked up the details of the course and found that they were just what I was looking for to further my career. The fact that correspondence between different people during my application was warm and helpful was a bonus.”

Oleksandra Syzova is Oleksandra Syzovafrom Ukraine and joins City to study for a Masters in International Communications and Development. Oleksandra decided to apply for a Chevening Scholarship after working in business management and public service in her native Ukraine. 

 “I realised that Chevening would give me much more than just knowledge and skills. No less important were its opportunities of network development, leadership potential and involvement of just a very different nature. When I learnt City's ranking in Communications and Media in the UK, I had not doubts about my university choice.” 

Oleksandra describes becoming a Chevening Scholar as “absolutely awesome” and a “chance in life that you do not get often.”  

City University London Chevening Scholars 2015

Eman Hassan Ahmed Aly Abutaleb (MSc Actuarial Management)
Dima Al Babilie (MA International Politics and Human Rights)
Mohamed Ali (MSc Actuarial Management)
Murtaza Amiryar (MSc Business Economics)
Noppatjak Attanon (MA International Journalism)
Enkhmaral Batkhuyag (LLM International Commercial Law)
Jessica Melanie Bell Dickinson (MSc Energy Trade and Finance)
Mohamed Reda Benbrahim (MA Global Political Economy)
Zaineb Bouharda (MA International Communications and Development)
Elena Bozhkova (MA Science Journalism)
Daroth Chhay (MSc Financial Economics)
Karim Elbadawy (MA Global Political Economy)
Sol Espejo (LLM Public International Law)
Sirra Foon (MSc Actuarial Science)
Silvio Gesteira Regis (MSc Innovation, Creativity and Leadership)
Osamah Hama Husen (MA International Journalism)
Grace Kenganzi (MA Media and Communications)
Fasih Ullah Khan (MA Media and Communications)
Harrison Misiko (MA Interactive Journalism)
Iryna Nikolaenko (MA Project Management, Finance and Risk)
Abigail Ramakoaba (MSc Health Services Research)
Ahmed Salama (MSc Finance)
Justin Seow (MSc Investment Management)
Svetlana Skarbo (MA Financial Journalism)
S Theven Subramaniam (MSc Actuarial Management)
Oleksandra Syzova (MA International Communications and Development)
Maria Oralia Vazquez Quintero (MA Culture, Policy and Management)
Kun Yang (MSc Economics)
Md Sekander Zulker Nayeen (LLM Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution)

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