British Ambassador celebrates Lebanese who graduated from UK universities


The British Ambassador to Lebanon, Hamish Cowell, hosted a reception at his residence last night to celebrate the sixth anniversary of the Alumni Association for Lebanese Graduates of UK Universities. It also marked the 40th Anniversary of Chevening, the UK government’s international scholarships and fellowships program. It’s a one year fully funded scholarship for individuals with ideas to create a positive change.

Guests included some of the most talented and successful Lebanese graduates of UK universities and Lebanese Army officers who attended UK staff colleges and military academies were present. Amongst them were lawyers, human rights activists, economists, entrepreneurs and politicians, some of whom graduated from amongst the UK’s most prestigious universities.

"Tonight we have a lot to celebrate," Cowell said.

"We are proud that you chose the UK as a place to study and more proud still of how you are contributing to the Lebanon you aspire to in your respective fields, in extremely difficult times. You are this country’s human potential and the UK will remain a strong supporter of the Lebanese people.

I’m pleased to announce a new online platform ‘Alumni UK’ which was developed by the British Council to support former international higher education students who studied in the UK or completed UK courses through online or transnational education," the British Ambassador added.