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Three Sussex alumni featured in photography exhibition celebrating UK’s history of educating “global changemakers”

Bogolo Kenewendo. Image provided by Chevening.

Three University of Sussex alumni are among global leaders featured in a photography exhibition opening in London on 14 March.

The free exhibition, called ‘Changemakers: 35 visions of global leadership’, will feature 35 specially commissioned portraits of UK-educated leaders taken by photographers from all over the world. The images, accompanied by reflections on their time spent studying in the UK, demonstrate the strength and global appeal of UK higher education, along with the UK’s commitment to welcoming talented individuals from around the world.

Sussex has a long history of welcoming large numbers of Chevening scholars. 115 of our students are sponsored by Chevening for the 2018-19 academic year. These students represent more than 40 countries and study subjects across the University. This year Global Studies, the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Education and Media have attracted the most scholars.

The Sussex alumni featured are:

Bogolo Kenewendo, Botswana

MSc International Economics (2012)

Bogolo is the Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry for Botswana. Appointed in April 2018 at age 30, she became the youngest minister in Botswana's history.

Carlos Andrés Alvarado Quesada, Costa Rica

MA Development Studies (2008)

In May 2018, at the age of 38, Alvarado was elected as the 48th President of Costa Rica in a landslide victory, making him the country’s youngest president since 1916. His campaign was largely fought around issues of LGBTQ rights, including same-sex marriage.

Khongorzul (Zola) Amarsanaa, Mongolia

MSc Social Research Methods (2015)

The co-founder and chairperson of Beautiful Hearts Against Sexual Violence, Zola is a qualified psychologist who has dedicated her life to eliminating violence against women and children in Mongolia, especially child sexual abuse.

The exhibition celebrates the international ties forged through 35 years of the UK Government’s Chevening Scholarships programme. Chevening was established in 1983 to help identify and develop future world leaders in a variety of fields. Since then, the programme has enabled 50,000 future leaders to transform their careers and their communities.

Changemakers is free to attend. The exhibition is open from 10am to 6pm from 14-17 March at Noho Showrooms, 67 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7PT.

Read more on the Chevening website.

Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex
Last updated: Friday, 22 February 2019


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