University of East Anglia event marks student success

July 13, 2017 by  

This year’s Chevening Scholars Dinner at the University of East Anglia (UEA) was held last week.

The Chevening Scholars Programme (CSP) is resourced by the government, and aims to encourage the development of leadership skills among international students. Those who attend the course at UEA may order business cards from Norwich.

This year 29 students completed the course in question. The students came from all across the world, as far and wide as Cuba, Kazakhstan, Bhutan and the Solomon Islands.

Across the whole of the country, 2,000 students elect to participate in the initiative. However, 60,000 people apply for the places, underlining the popularity of the scheme.

There is healthy demand to study in the UK in general and a focus on leadership is attractive to many. At the dinner of celebration, Professor David Richardson, the Vice-Chancellor at the UEA, stated:

“The students come from a wide range of backgrounds, but what they have in common is the desire and the potential to make a difference.”

Kenyan writer Kenneth Binyavanga has been a beneficiary of the programme in the past. He attended the UEA a few years ago. Back in 2014, he featured in the pages of Time Magazine, as a result of being judged one of the highly influential people on the world stage that year.