Grants can lead one even to Oxford
Three talented young people from Belarus have received special awards to study at the International Summer School of Magna Carta College in Oxford
Being the official representative of Magna Carta College in Belarus, the Sarmont Centre of Management Decisions, in liaison with the International Summer School, tells us that over 120 applications were received for the contest ‘Britain through my Eyes’. Participants wrote essays in English about Britain, its notable people and history, with the best 60 chosen. The partner for Magna Carta College across the CIS, Vadim Titov, tells us, “It wasn’t easy to choose the winner, as the young people’s level of English is so high. Clearly, the Belarusian education system focuses greatly on this and young people are motivated to study foreign languages.”
Alexander Kulikov, from the Minsk Business College, received first prize and a grant of ?500 for attending Magna Carta College. He wrote his essay in verse form. Yulia Los, a manager by education, was awarded second place and a scholarship of ?300. A student from the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radio-electronics, Olga Pavlovich, took third place, awarded ?200.
At the summer school, the lucky winners will study a programme entitled History and Culture of Great Britain and will have the chance to improve their English conversation with native speakers, while seeing the sights of Oxford and experiencing English customs. Other finalists have received invitations to attend a seminar by well-known economist and Oxford professor David Faulkner, a founder of Magna Carta College. His talk will include information on how to develop and promote enterprises and how to conduct business negotiations.