Welcome for new international scholars
On Saturday 17 October, the Trust held a welcome event for its new scholars arriving in Cambridge to take up their studies; nearly 500 were awarded by the Trust and its funding partners for this academic year, from 77 countries across the world.
Helen Pennant, Director of the Trust, welcomed the students, congratulating them on their success in being awarded highly-competitive scholarships, and Professor Graham Virgo, the University’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, highlighted the importance of international students to the University. Professor Virgo, a Cambridge alumnus, graduated from the University in Law, and is now Professor of English Private Law at Downing College.
Students were able to meet other Trust scholars and to chat informally with Trust staff.
Images of the event can be viewed on the Trust’s flickr account.