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On behalf of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC), the British Council is delighted to host the 4th edition of the Annual Global Virtual Conference for Commonwealth Alumni and Scholars, Interchange24, from 18 – 22 March 2024.

Virtual Conference 18-22 March 2024 

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This year’s conference will focus on Inclusive Societies – Cultural Diversity, Disability and Gender Roles, and will feature a mix of panel discussions, skills development and networking sessions.

Learning about the contributions and impact of Commonwealth Alumni to sustainable development agendas globally and in their home countries will be central to the conference. Through three panel discussions, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from alumni speakers from across the Commonwealth on a range of topics, including Cultural Diversity (Cultural Competence in Education: Integrating Diverse Perspectives into the Curriculum), Disability (Inclusive Practices for Disabled Students in the Higher Education Sector), and Gender Roles (Redefining Gender Norms: Empowering Individuals to Challenge Stereotypes). Sessions will be followed by opportunities to network and share expertise, as well as join skills workshops.

Registration for the conference is now closed. 

Commonwealth Scholars and Alumni will be able to view conference details, including the conference programme, a brief about the panellists and a link to register attendance, on this page. Please check for updates regularly. 

About Commonwealth Scholarships

To date, over 31,000 people have taken up a Commonwealth Scholarship or Fellowship since the first group of 175 Scholars arrived in the UK in 1960. During those six decades, the scheme has constantly developed, adapting to the very different world of a 56-nation Commonwealth of today. Global alumni include highly influential and notable figures, including prime ministers and cabinet ministers, Nobel Prize winners, academics, diplomats, and leaders in major NGOs and businesses.

Commonwealth Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development and are offered to citizens from low-income and middle-income Commonwealth countries.

Commonwealth Scholarships are funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), with the aim of contributing to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth.

Read more about Commonwealth Scholarships

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For any enquiries, please email: Interchange2024@britishcouncil.org