Sky and Swansea University launch first ever Hillary Rodham Clinton Global Challenges Scholarship
Sky and Swansea University today announced the first ever global Hillary Rodham Clinton Scholarship programme.
scholarships will support the next generation of leaders committed to
addressing urgent global challenges, including the rights and protection
of children online, the climate crisis and cyber security.
of the scholars will be selected over the summer and granted a
fully-funded, postgraduate, one-year scholarship at Swansea University,
starting in the autumn.
Launching the Hillary Rodham Clinton Global Challenges Scholarship, Secretary Clinton said:
delighted that this partnership between Sky and the School of Law at
Swansea will be able to achieve something truly unique, with an urgency
that the challenges we face today demand. The programme is a modern,
flexible approach which combines the rigour of academic excellence with
practical, real world impact. These scholars will embody our shared
values of working together across disciplines and geographic boundaries
to improve conditions and opportunities for all, and especially for
women, children, the marginalised and the disenfranchised.”
Jeremy Darroch, Group Chief Executive, Sky said:
are honoured to be the inaugural partner for the Hillary Rodham Clinton
Global Challenges Scholarship and are immensely proud to support a
programme so committed to building a better tomorrow.
a society we face a number of global challenges and as a responsible
business we recognise the importance of using our reach and voice to
make a difference in addressing these, making an impact in the wider
world, and helping others do the same.
I look forward to welcoming the scholars to the Sky family and exploring the good we can do together.”
Dean of the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law at Swansea University, Professor Elwen Evans QC, said:
is a wonderfully exciting initiative and we are delighted to be working
with Sky. These scholarships will support the delivery of a
transformational programme and we hope that our students will be
outward-looking in addressing the big issues. If we are to tackle the
major challenges, such as climate, security, protecting children online,
and inequality, we require innovative thinking and leadership, and a
sustained commitment to transnational cooperation and collaboration.
programme capitalises on the considerable research expertise within the
Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law in order to provide students with
an incredible opportunity to be undertake study into areas of global
challenge, and to be equipped with the skills to undertake legal
research and to effectively advocate for transformational change to law,
policy and practice.”
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Andrew Swailes, Director of Corporate Communications, Sky
announcement was made today at a meeting in London attended by
Secretary Clinton, Jeremy Darroch, Group CEO Sky and Professor Elwen
Evans QC, Dean of the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law at Swansea.
Hillary Rodham Clinton Global Challenges Programme is a direct
manifestation of the close links between the School of Law and Secretary
Clinton, and is the first element of a wider strategic Global
Challenges Programme, which will eventually include a doctoral research
programme and relevant academic collaborations. As a flagship component
of the Global Challenges programme, the MA will be limited to a select
number of exceptional students, whose places are made possible through
the partnership with Sky.
The Masters scholarships will
be delivered as an executive, bespoke, taught programme and will
include an external placement to allow scholars to gain real world
insight and experience.Applications are now open via the Hillary Rodham
Clinton School of Law website www.swansea.ac.uk/law/globalchallenges.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 24 July 2019.
Selection will take place over the summer with the first scholars
expected to be taking up their places in October 2019.
October 2017, Swansea University conferred an Honorary Award on former
US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, in recognition of her
political career, commitment to human rights, and her ancestral
connections with Swansea. During the ceremony, Secretary Clinton gave a
keynote lecture on children’s human rights and unveiled a plaque to
mark the naming of the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law at Swansea
University, which celebrates its centenary in 2020, is ranked in the UK
top five for student satisfaction and won the What Uni Student Choice
University of the Year Award in 2019.
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