2011 Conference Bursaries

In 2011 the Jeremy Greenland Bursary Fund funded 8 attendees to attend the conference.  Martin Njoroge was among them

Martin C. NjorogeMartin C. Njoroge,

Kenyatta University, Kenya

I am writing to express my gratitude to Jeremy Greenland Fund for their kindness in offering financial sponsorship to enable me attend the 2011 UKFIET conference at Oxford University. By then I was a Senior Lecturer at Kenyatta University, Kenya Africa.

The UKFIET conference that I was able to attend through the generous support of Jeremy Greenland Fund was the first major international conference for me. The experience was an eye opener as it made me come to terms with the benefits of participating in and presenting at learned conferences.

Had it not been for the support from JGF, I could not have managed to experience the great insights that emerged from the conference. The interaction with renowned scholars who graced the occasion has since opened so many doors for me in scholarship, thanks to JGF. I have been able to publish many articles in journals due to the exposure that I received through the participation at the conference.

In my work, I have grown to Professor now and Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of academics at PAC University, Kenya.

I will forever be indebted to the Jeremy Greenland Fund for coming to my aid during my desperate hour of need.

Martin presented his paper Implementing indigenous language programmes in a globalising world: a success story from Tharaka (a minority people group) in Kenya

Additionally UKFIET also supported 9 attendees

Tim WilliamsTim Williams

University of Bath

I was grateful to attend the UKFIET conference in Oxford in 2011. It was my first time presenting at a major international conference. It was a great chance to present some of my doctoral work alongside some leading scholars in my field. The experience gave me a lot of confidence to continue putting myself out there in different conferences. The feedback I received on my paper at UKFIET was incredibly useful, and I’m aiming to integrate that paper into the monograph I’m preparing from my thesis.

Tim presented his paper Schooling as a skill? Future directions for research on children’s schooling and skills acquisition in the global South

TingTing YuanTingting Yuan 

University of Bristol

After my abstract was accepted, I applied conference bursary for the 11th UKFIET conference in the May of 2011.  This was very important to me to attend the conference as I was a full time self-funded Ph.D. student, and I did not want to waste the opportunity to present my paper on the conference. With all of the proof documents sent, fortunately I received an email to confirm that my application was successful. In September I presented my paper, in the panel on the geopolitics of educational aid. The presentation received a lot of positive comments and interests on my study, and also formed a very constructive discussion afterwards. I answered all of the questions issued in the panel, on the other hand, received good amount of advice to my research. It was a great opportunity for me to discuss my study with researchers in this field and to meet people from broader areas within this network.  This paper, after some revisions and corrections, finally was published on an international journal (‘China: an international journal’) after I graduated. Now I am working as a lecturer in Liverpool Hope University, and also an ordinary member within the executive committee of BAICE which has its annual conferences nested in UKFIET every 2 years. The 11th UKFIET experience and its ‘stimulation’ on my paper positively benefited me for these roles as an early career researcher. I would definitely suggest my students who are self-funded to try any opportunity to get a conference bursary.

Tingting presented her paper  “diploma serves diplomacy – a different donor logic by China?” 

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