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Interchange22 is a British Council-hosted online conference taking place between 15-16 March for alumni and scholars of the Commonwealth Scholarships programme  ©

British Council

On behalf of the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission in the UK (CSC), the British Council is pleased to be hosting Interchange22, an online networking event for alumni and scholars from the Commonwealth Scholarships Programme

This year’s conference will focus on two urgent global challenges: climate change and public health, and will feature a mix of panel discussions, alumni presentations, skills development and networking with the programme stakeholders including the CSC’s Alumni Associations.

Learning about the impact of the work of our Alumni will be central to the conference, and alumni are invited to submit an expression of interest to present at the conference to fellow delegates. Selected Alumni will benefit from a presentation skills masterclass and support with a professional edit of their video.

Andrew Chadwick, Principal Consultant in Higher Education at the British Council said:

‘After a successful inaugural Interchange conference last year, we’re delighted to host Interchange22 this March. We’re excited to bring together the Commonwealth alumni and scholar community through a virtual platform, and to give delegates from around the world the opportunity to connect, discuss ideas and network. We look forward to announcing details of key speakers in the lead-up to the event.’

Commonwealth alumni and scholars are invited to view conference details - including how alumni can submit an expression of interest to present - and to register to attend on the Interchange22 event webpage.

About Commonwealth Scholarships

Over 28,500 Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows have been funded by the UK government through the CSC since 1959. 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 and middle income Commonwealth countries.

The majority of 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.

The British Council has been involved in delivering the Commonwealth Scholarships Programme since 1959. The programme is delivered on behalf of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the British Council. The British Council is pleased to be the host of Interchange22.

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