On Saturday 24 November the Saïd Foundation was delighted to formally welcome our 2018/19 scholars to the UK. The scholars first attended a three hour training session on academic writing. The aim of the session was to help the new scholars to adapt to the UK academic system and to prepare them for producing written assignments for their postgraduate Masters courses.
The training was followed by a welcome lunch hosted by Mrs Rosemary Saïd at a Central London restaurant. The lunch was attended by Trustees and staff of the Saïd Foundation as well as the two Rhodes scholars whom the Foundation is supporting in 2018/19. The lunch was the first time the scholars met Mrs Saïd and Trustees, and it gave them an opportunity to get to know their fellow Saïd students.
This year the Saïd Foundation is supporting 20 scholars for postgraduate study in the UK. Our scholars come from Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine and are studying a wide range of subjects including International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies, Sustainable Energy, Law, Architecture and Computer Science.
We wish all of our scholars the very best for the year ahead and we hope they enjoy their time in the UK.