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Chevening scholars for 2013/14
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The High Commissioner His Excellency Roderick Drummond today hosted a Chevening pre-departure morning tea for 2013-14 scholars Poasa Werekoro of Fiji and Janice Mose of the Solomon Islands.
The scholars will depart next month to study at the University of Bristol for a one-year Master’s degree. Poasa will study for a Masters in Economics and Finance and Janice will undertake a Masters in International Development.
Poasa is currently working at the Reserve Bank of Fiji as its Manager Domestic Markets and Janice is currently the Chief Desk Officer for Europe & International Economic Cooperation at Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Honiara.
His Excellency Roderick Drummond wished the scholars well in their studies and encouraged them to enjoy the UK culture.
Former Chevening scholar Dr Jason Mitchell from Fiji said the Chevening scholarship provided him with an opportunity for personal and professional development. On a professional level, he said Cardiff University provided a world-class postgraduate training which included access to some of the world leaders in public health and research. On a personal level, he noted that to have been in a country that celebrates personal liberties provided him with an opportunity to be exposed to a variety of cultures and belief systems – he considered this to be a life changing experience. He highlighted his gratitude for the opportunity offered by the UK and wished Janice and Poasa every success in their studies and also encouraged them to return to the Pacific and serve its the people.
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