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The collaboration between the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation and the British Government has continued for the 2nd consecutive year through the implementation of the Chevening Scholarship Programme in Greece, whereby a Chevening scholarship has been granted for postgraduate studies in a UK university for the 2020-2021 academic year.
The Chevening Scholarships are the British Government’s international Scholarship Programme, funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and collaborating institutions, and they are granted to candidates with leadership skills and a compelling academic background, responsibility and the capacity to bring about changes through shaping public opinion. The public call for the 2020-2021 academic year involved the full funding of postgraduate studies in a wide range of fields, namely: Social Policy, Public Administration, International Development, Engineering & Technology, Computer Engineering, Biology, Law and Medical Sciences.
The candidate who stood out, on account of both his high academic performance as well as his well-rounded personality, was Stavros Tagios, in the field of Engineering & Technology. During the 2020-2021 academic year, Stavros is attending the postgraduate course “MSc Environmental and Architectural Acoustics” at London South Bank University, his aim being to impart the knowledge and experience he gained in the UK in his sector of specialization in Greece. In addition, through the scholarship programme, Chevening scholars are given the opportunity to experience a wide range of unique academic, professional and cultural activities, by participating in activities and events of the Chevening community.
“I find the science of sound fascinating! The opportunity to study in this field at postgraduate level is something I consider myself lucky for. Not only am I able to study Environmental and Architectural Acoustics, but I can do so in London, in the framework of an outstanding course at London South Bank University. In addition, as a Chevening scholar for Greece for the 2020-2021 academic year, I am the recipient of a full scholarship, which covers both my academic expenses and living costs. Combined with the good organisation of the course, this allows me to focus on what I like, namely the study of sound and acoustics. This creates a situation where I feel I am in control of my choices, which helps me set long-term goals, thinking clearly and free of any stress.”
MSc Environmental and Architectural Acoustics, London South Bank University
London, United Kingdom