The British Embassy recently unveiled seven Filipinos—who studied in the United Kingdom and brought back their academic experience abroad to help their home country— as UK Education Ambassadors.
They are Christopher Arnuco, Roberto de Ocampo OBE, Jose Luis Gascon, Kenneth Hartigan-Go, Jessica Hermosa, Karen Hipol and Ma Luz Vilches.
The seven have been chosen for their intelligence, vision and dedication to make a difference in their home country. The UK Education Ambassadors will help communicate and be role models for what is best about education opportunities in the UK and the Chevening Scholarship scheme.
Over 1,000 post-graduate and under-graduate students from the Philippines go to the UK annually to benefit from a world-class education. The UK has an excellent reputation in education and research, underscored by the 500,000 international students who study in the UK each year. These students are capitalizing on the unique opportunity a UK education presents in building a global network of continuing professional significance.
Four of the UK Education Ambassadors—Arnuco, Gascon, Hermosa and Hipol—are also alumni of the UK Government’s Chevening Program.
The Chevening Scholarships, which are funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations, operate in 118 countries worldwide, and this year will support over 600 established or emerging leaders. Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any of the UK’s leading universities.
Applications to the Chevening Programme for SY2014-15 are still open. Filipinos who are interested to apply may submit applications until November 15.
For information, visit http://www.chevening.org/philippines/.