Posted on 15 October 2012
Students come from over 20 different countries, and among the overseas students are 8 who have been awarded prestigious Chevening Scholarships. The Chevening scholars come from Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan and Russia. In addition to taking introductory modules, the students are currently preparing for placements in Cape Town in South Africa, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and York in the UK.
"The University of York is not only one of the best Universities in the UK, but also one of the leading universities in the world. I chose York because of its exceptional reputation and high standard in the quality of education that it offers, with its student-focused approach to teaching and the practical applicability of the courses, particularly human rights. I have found the start of my program (MA in Applied Human Rights) both thrilling and challenging, but the highlight of it has been the presence of lecturers with international experience in human rights, who offer theoretical and practical insights during the course work. The presence of human rights practitioners participating in the course from different parts of the world is a bonus and puts into perspective human rights in practice from different social, economic and political contexts. So far, this is already a great eye-opening experience, and I am eagerly looking forward to my continued active participation in this lifetime experience."
Lusako Munyenyembe, Chevening Scholar from Malawi