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Chevening scholarships for 27 Argentines: farewell party at the embassy

Monday, September 7th 2015 - 09:51 UTC
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Ambassador Dr. Freeman pointed out that the scholarship was “not all about studying, but also about taking the opportunity to travel and meet new people”. Ambassador Dr. Freeman pointed out that the scholarship was “not all about studying, but also about taking the opportunity to travel and meet new people”.
This year the scholarship quota was tripled, which allowed Argentina to offer 27 places at UK universities. This year the scholarship quota was tripled, which allowed Argentina to offer 27 places at UK universities.

The British embassy in Buenos Aires offered a farewell reception for 27 Argentines who will be studying in UK universities under the Chevening Scholarships program. Ambassador Dr. John Freeman pointed out at the occasion that the scholarship was “not all about studying, but also about taking the opportunity to travel and meet new people”.

 Alumni from previous years gave the new scholars an opportunity to ask questions and exchange suggestions and expectations on the scholarship experience.

This year the scholarship quota was tripled, which allowed Argentina to offer 27 places at UK universities. The young argentine leaders were able to choose the postgraduate course and the university they preferred. They are:

• Mirta Aguirre - Institute of Education - Education and International Development
• Maria Florencia Alejandre – LSE - Social Policy and Development
• Maria Solana Beserman Balco - University of Oxford - Magister Juris
• Enrique Cadenas – LSE - Public Policy and Administration
• Maria Del Pilar Conci - University College London - Public Policy (MSc)
• Ezequiel Condoluci Santa Maria - Queen Mary, University of London - International Shipping Law
• Nicolas Daher - University College London - Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment (MSc)
• Mauro Daniel Folegotto - University of Glasgow - Finance and Economic Development
• Juan Manuel Germano - Goldsmiths, University of London - Political Communications
• Bruno Giannoni Napolitano – LSE - Public Management and Governance
• Milagros Gismondi - University of East Anglia - Education and Development
• Flavia Lamarre – LSE - Law
• Maria Luz Martinez Sola – LSE - Political Economy of Late Development
• Gonzalo Mases - Goldsmiths, University of London - Fashion
• Luisa Montoreano - Queen Mary, University of London - International Public Policy
• Federico Ortiz - Architectural Association - History and Critical Thinking in Architecture
• Natalia Pecoraro - University of Leeds - Political Communication
• Francisco Quintana – LSE - Law
• Guido Quiroga - University College London - Public Policy
• Maria Belen Sanchez - Institute of Education - Education and International Development
• Silvina Sanchez Mera - Bangor University - International Law - International Criminal & International Human Rights Law
• Natali Schejtman – LSE - Media and Communications (Media and Communication Governance)
• Francisco Tazelaar - University of Southampton - Maritime Law
• Camila Trigo De Achaval - LSE - Development Management
• Justina Uriburu - University College London - Law
• Bernardo Vignolo - University of Surrey - Energy Economics and Policy
• Maria Federica Vons – LSE – Law

Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at ambitious and academically strong young professionals who have displayed leadership potential. Scholars must return to their country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after the scholarship has ended, to become part of an influential global network of 44,000 scholars in more than 160 countries.

Chevening scholarships have been available in Argentina since 1990, and there are governors, provincial ministers, national representatives, journalists, CEOs and NGO directors among its more than 400 alumni.

Applications for Chevening Scholarships 2016-17 are open until 3 November 2015, and all the details on how to apply can be found at the Chevening Scholarship website: www.chevening.org.

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  • ChrisR

    “Chevening scholarships have been available in Argentina since 1990, and there are governors, provincial ministers, national representatives, journalists, CEOs and NGO directors among its more than 400 alumni.”

    Given the relationship with Britain, the tyre burning outside the Embassy and all the claptrap from TMBOA it is clearly money thrown down the drain.

    Why bother if this has been the outcome so far, spend the money on the scheme in Uruguay.

    Sep 07th, 2015 - 01:27 pm 0
  • gordo1

    @1 ChrisR

    A bit over the top, don't you think? Especially as even you have admitted there are some very nice Argentines.

    You should also bear in mind that these people have applied for these scholarships so surely there is some merit in that they want to go to a UK university.

    Sep 07th, 2015 - 03:02 pm 0
  • Self-Determination

    @2 He has a point, I highly doubt a handful of university places is going to make a blind bit of difference to the argentine view of the FALKLANDS or The UK as a whole, nothing short of annexing The Falklands will achieve that.
    reaching out to argentina achieves nothing and as a british citizen I would have prefered those privileged places to have gone to another far deserving place i dunno call me old fashioned but maybe a citizen from a friendly country?.
    yes there maybe a few good argentines stuck in an asylum called argentina but that does not warrant a free university place thats just called tough luck,

    do Argentines deserve a right of a university place than a UK citizen?
    How far has reaching out to argentina got us?
    Will those luckily enough to have a place pay back the tutoring fee?
    or will UK tax payer fund the argentines bill?

    knocks you sick......

    Sep 07th, 2015 - 04:51 pm 0
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