2001 Chevening

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In the academic year 2000/2001 the ni-Vanuatu post graduate students visiting the UK were :

Laurina LIWUSLILI  (Pentecost Island) graduated from the University of Manitoba, Canada, with a BSc (+GCED) degree in Education and Public Administration.  Prior to her arrival in the UK on 18th August, 2000, she was employed at the Lycee Louis Antoine.  During the academic year 2000/2001 Laurina was engaged on post-graduate studies leading to a Master of Education degree at the University of Bristol. On completion of her studies in the UK Laurina took up a temporary teaching post in Suffolk where she  completed her studies .She was awarded her Masters Degree in March, 2003, and returned to Vanuatu in June, 2004, where she hopes to set up a system of pastoral care for students at the USP.

Email: lliwuslili@hotmail.com 

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Sowany Joseph MATOU (Tanna Island) graduated from the University of Griffith in Brisbane in Australia.  Prior to his arrival in the UK on 20th September, 2000, he was employed at the Vanuatu Foreign Investment Board in Port Vila.  During his year in the UK, Sowany was reading for an MSc course in International Business at the Aston Business School in Birmingham. On return to Vanuatu Sowany was appointed as the Principal Trade and Investment Officer of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Port Vila.

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Email: sowanyjoseph@hotmail.com


Robert JIMMY (Tongoa Island) was educated at Atenisi College in Tonga (1984-89) and later graduated from the university of Tasmania in Australia with a Diploma of Applied Science in Aquaculture in 1992.  Following graduation Robert worked with ICLARM Coastal Aquaculture Centre in the Solomon Islands as a Research Assistant, and then with the Vanuatu Fisheries department as a Senior Fisheries Biologist.  Since arriving in the UK in September, 1999,  Robert has been studying for his MSc in Aquaculture and Fisheries at the University of Bangor in Wales. At the beginning of June, 2000, he moved to the Oban, Scotland, to carry out research work with the Scottish Association for Marine Sciences at the Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory.  During the 2001/2002 academic year in the UK Robert studied for an MSc in Environmental Pollution and Management at the University of Edinburgh.  On return to Vanuatu in August 2001 Robert resumed his post with the Vanuatu Fisheries Department.

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Department of Agriculture
Vanuatu Fisheries
Port Vila