Chris Dawson from Longwood, St Helena (see photo attached), has been awarded a prestigious Foreign & Commonwealth Office Chevening Scholarship and will undertake a year-long Masters Degree in Civil Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University from September 2017.
I decided to apply for Chevening as it will give me the opportunity to increase my technical and management skills in the subject and bring me one step closer to becoming a Chartered Engineer. It will also enable me to further contribute to the development of infrastructure on St Helena.
I feel elated to have been awarded the Chevening Scholarship and I'm looking forward to joining the prestigious Chevening network and alumni and representing St Helena.
Governor Lisa Phillips added:
I have met many people who were lucky enough to be awarded a Chevening Scholarship at some point in their career. Chevening Scholarships are highly prized and prestigious awards. Typically, these people go on to be leaders in their community. I am sure that Chris will be no different and will no doubt be a huge asset to St Helena's future. Congratulations to him!
Chris is currently in the UK completing a contract with an engineering consultancy, but will be ready to start his Masters' studies in September.
Chris graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering in 2014 and returned to St Helena to work for Connect Saint Helena Ltd as a Graduate Engineer for approximately two years. In 2016, he decided to pursue employment overseas to further develop as a Civil Engineer with the intention to return to St Helena in the future. In the UK, Chris has been working for a consultancy providing civil and structural engineering design solutions to private sector clients.
Congratulations are extended to Chris from all on St Helena.
Source: St Helena Government