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Listen: Celebrating student scholarships

17 December 2010

Scholarship awards

On 14 December 2010, UCL’s newest scholarship recipients attended the annual scholarship awards reception to celebrate their achievement with fellow students, sponsors and academics.

UCL scholarships recognise exceptional academic achievement and, as well as UCL itself, many organisations and individual benefactors invest in scholarship schemes for both undergraduates and graduate students every year.

Professor Michael Worton, Vice-Provost (Academic & International) and Chair of the UCL Scholarships Board described the event as “one of the highlights of UCL’s calendar”.

In this audio featuring five current scholarship recipients, we hear why scholarships are so vital for today’s students, and the lifeline they provide for their personal and professional future.

  • Peng Zhang: UCL Overseas Reseach Scholarship
  • Andrei Iovu: Joint UCL/OSI (Open Society Institute) Chevening Scholarship
  • Natalie Ohana-Eavry: UCL Graduate Research Scholarship and UCL Overseas Research Scholarship
  • Guido van Meersbergen: Graduate Research Scholarship
  • Reetuparna Sarkar: UCL Graduate Research Scholarship and UCL Overseas Research Scholarship

There were 134 scholarship recipients and their guests in attendance at the event, along with ambassadors and High Commissioners from some of the 45 countries represented by the scholars and representatives from some of the funding organisations – including Santander, the Africa Educational Trust and the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, and senior academic and administrative UCL staff.

To find out more about UCL scholarships and funding, please go to the links at the top of the article. 

Image above: UCL President and Provost Malcolm Grant meets scholarship recipients.

UCL context

At UCL a wide range of scholarships are available to students, awarded primarily on the basis of excellence in academic achievement. Scholarships at UCL are also supported by many different sources, which apart from UCL itself include: the British government; foreign governments; the UK Research Council; industry, trusts and foundations; and the generosity of UCL’s alumni and friends.