Deputy British High Commissioner Susie Kitchens visited Technical University of Mombasa on Friday, October 6, 2017 in as mission to create awareness about Chevening scholarship and bonding missions.
Kitchens was flanked by TUM Council chair Dr Kevit Desai, Acting Vice Chancellor Professor Laila Abubakar and her two deputies Professors Joseph Rasowo (AFP)and Raphael Mutuku in an event attended by senior academic staff.
After addressing over 500 final year students from various departments at the Assembly Hall, Kitchens held a closed-door consultative collaboration meeting with the management and senior staff at the Conference Hall.
“Last yaer saw 24 students benefit from the Chevening Scholarship. This year we are targeting 25 and I hope some will come from amongst you,” she said amid applause from the students.
Chevening is a fully funded post-graduate UK Government’s International Scholarship Awards Scheme aimed at developing global leaders offering a unique opportunity for future leaders and influencers globally.
Pursued at a UK university, the scheme provides the beneficiary the opportunity to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK with at least two years of work experience.