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Welcome to The Amos Bursary Newsletter AMBITIONS
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Dear Supporter, 

I am pleased to introduce you to our new newsletter AMBITIONS.  So fitting because we promised to keep you up-to-date with news on how we are helping our Students, Mentors and indeed the Bursary, realise ambitions. 
 
The Amos Bursary has had a busy start to the year, the highlight of which was our reception hosted by Baroness Rendell at The House of Lords I am also really excited to share with you, news on our Gambia Project. Do take time to read Lequan’s interview. Our new students for 2013 have been recruited and are we are now seeking to expand our team of peer and professional mentors. Join us.
 
A special Thank You to our Corporate Sponsors, Linklaters, for their ongoing support. We are also very pleased to announce that Hangar Seven and Cititec have each committed to a 3-year sponsorship of The Amos Bursary. More about Hangar Seven and Cititec in our next newsletter.

Fundraising to grow the Bursary is top of our agenda and we do hope that you will take this opportunity to donate much needed funds or your time, in support of the Bursary. Finally, our Annual Fundraising Dinner and Auction, will be held on the evening of Thursday, 4 July 2013. Further information will be circulated early next month. We hope to see as many of you there as possible so please SAVE THE DATE. 

Happy reading.
 
Colleen Amos
Founder & Director

THE AMOS BURSARY

News

Amos UCL Bursary





University College London (UCL) and The Amos Bursary  have agreed to collaborate in a scheme to enable students from The Amos Bursary to pursue Undergraduate studies at UCL. UCL has committed funding to provide up to 5 bursaries annually to enable Amos Bursary scholars to pursue an Undergraduate degree programme at UCL. This scholarship will be known as the Amos-UCL Bursary

About UCL
UCL was established in 1826 to open up education in England for the first time to students of any race, class or religion. UCL was also the first university to welcome female students on equal terms with men. Academic excellence and conducting research that addresses real-world problems inform our ethos to this day. More.  


Lequan Johnson in The Gambia







 



The PROLIFICA Project - Amos Bursary Students, Lequan Johnson and Jolade Olusanya are participating in an exciting, life enhancing medical research project with Imperial College London in The Gambia called PROLIFICA (Prevention of Liver Fibrosis and Carcinoma in Africa). Lequan's interview...


The Amos Bursary conducts a number of events to grow awareness of its activities and raise funds each year. The first for 2013, was generously sponsored and hosted by Baroness Ruth Rendell at the House of Lords. Speakers included Segun Balogun - Amos Bursary Student, Professor Mark Thurz - Imperial College London, Yane Amos - Amos Bursary Student Coordinator, Baroness Amos - Patron and Baroness Rendell. More...

Baroness Amos, Ashley Horsford and Baroness Rendell
In appreciation of her support of The Amos Bursary over the past 4 years, Ashley McFarlane and Baroness Amos present Baroness Ruth Rendell with a bouquet of flowers.

Amos Bursary Students at The House of Lords

Amos Bursary Students Realising Ambitions at The House of Lords Reception
Renael Dixon on You Tube
Kenny Imafidon
Kenny Imafidon, Amos Bursary BPP Scholarship Student 2012, launched The Kenny Report on November 13th 2012 at Portcullis House, House of Commons. The report explores the question: “How do politics and economics affect gangs and serious youth violence across the UK?” The event was hosted by Deputy Liberal Democrat Leader Simon Hughes MP. 

Since the release of his report, Kenny has been featured on
BBC TV News and has been invited to speak at a number of events across London. However his feet remain firmly on the ground as he maintains his studies at BPP University.

AB 4th July Dinner & Auction

Amos Bursary Students at the Royal Automobile Club
THE ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB HOSTS AMOS BURSARY STUDENTS – FELIX TAYLOR  On the 19th of February this year, my fellow Amos Bursary students and I were treated to an afternoon of high class in the form of a tour around one of London’s most prestigious private members’ clubs, The Royal Automobile Club. Boasting two clubhouses and a membership that stretches across the globe. More...
Amos Bursary Students Dine Like A Diplomat
 
'DINE LIKE A DIPLOMAT' AND 'FIRST IMPRESSIONS' – DIEGO BURPHY-ZUMU  In the every changing climate of international relations, globalisation and the transnational nature of businesses, it has become apparent that the outcome of a negotiation is more likely to be determined by the person doing the deal than the deal itself. More...

Amos Bursary Supporters meeting
The Amos Bursary held its first Amos Bursary Supporters Meeting of 2013 at London’s City Hall. The event was hosted by Jennette Arnold OBE AM and provided an opportunity for guests to meet and network with our Amos Bursary students, peer mentors, professional mentors, other business professionals and supporters.
 
Dorian Peake shared his experience of the Ernst and Young Leadership programme, his last internship and life at Cambridge University.
 
Other specially invited Guest Speakers included, Clive Lewis OBE, Roselyn Cason Marcus and Robyn Spens who shared their experiences of working in their chosen profession. Dr Cheron Byfield presented a new speed reading programme developed by Excell3 and made available free of charge to all Amos Bursary students.
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