Meeting with British Embassy representatives took place at Uzhhorod National University

Meeting with British Embassy representatives took place at Uzhhorod National University

On Wednesday, September 22, 2021, Kate Davenport, a Political Adviser and Head of Political Section at British Embassy in Kyiv, and Yuliia Kondrushenko, Chevening Programme expert and Policy Officer at British Embassy in Kyiv met with students of Uzhhorod National University in the Academic Council hall. They discussed the relations between Ukraine and Britain and the work of the British Embassy. I​n addition, the students were told about the Chevening scholarship programme.

Myroslava Lendel, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Research and Internatonal Relations, opened the meeting and introduced the guests to the students. "It's nice that we have the opportunity to hold such an event offline. Honestly, we have been missing such face-to-face meetings, in particular with representatives of the British diplomatic mission. I am convinced that our event will be useful for students who are interested in the opportunities of studying abroad and internships in the UK."

 Kate Davenport spoke about her own career in diplomacy and the peculiarities of the British Embassy work. "People often think that most of the time embassy workers deal with passports and visas, British and Ukrainian citizens. However, it’s only a part of the work done by the British Embassy. Our main duties are to inform the British government about what is happening in Ukraine in the political and economic spheres, what development trends we can observe. We also fully support the reforms and democratic development of Ukraine. In addition, an important area of ​​the Embassy's work is the development of trade and economic relations between the United Kingdom and Ukraine," said Kate Davenport.

Yuliia Kondrushenko told students about the possibilities offered by the Chevening Scholarships Programme, which is one of the most prestigious awards for studying in the United Kingdom. These scholarships are given to young leaders, who can potentially influence the decision-making processes in the country and shape public opinion.

"We are looking for people who have their own, unique vision either about the life of the country in general, the statehood, or maybe want to learn something else, e.g. communication, or some other areas of activity. We can give you such opportunity. The programme is for the people with a Bachelor's degree and 2 years of work experience. This can be not only official work, but also internships or volunteering. Applicants must also have good knowledge of English. What do we offer? We fully cover tuition fees, travel expenses, open a visa and provide a scholarship that will be sufficient for living," said Yuliia Kondrushenko.

 You can learn more about the Chevening programme at the link.