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Trust’s help goes to more students in 2020 amid virus crisis

The Trust is giving support to 18 needy students in 2020, up from 13 last year, amid a surge in hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The increase in the numbers being helped at this critical time comes thanks to … Continue reading

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Vice-Chancellor’s appeal in response to coronavirus pandemic

Many alumni in the UK and elsewhere will have received an email from UKZN’s Alumni Relations team containing an appeal from Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Nana Poku for help in response to the significant impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on … Continue reading

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Trust student’s illness inspired him to study to become a doctor

One of the 13 students being helped by the Trust in 2019 has given the Trustees a powerful account of how the challenge of living with his own health problems led him to study medicine. Tshepo Khene, 25, says he … Continue reading

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Trust News Winter 2019-20

The Winter 2019-20 issue of the UKZN UK Trust’s newsletter, Trust News, was posted out to alumni and supporters in the UK recently. Please contact us if you did not receive the newsletter. We would also be grateful if you … Continue reading

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Donors: please tell us who you are!

An unfortunate consequence of new data protection laws is that Virgin Money Giving no longer provides the Trust with details of supporters who have made donations using their system. The records of donations made are anonymised. This means that the … Continue reading

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Trust provides help for 13 needy students

The Trust is giving support to 13 needy students in 2019, up from 12 last year, thanks to the generosity of donors and supporters. The help is going to five honours students in the form of Trust bursaries and the … Continue reading

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Trust News Summer 2019

The Summer 2019 issue of the UKZN UK Trust’s newsletter, Trust News, was posted out to alumni and supporters in the UK recently. Please contact us if you did not receive the newsletter. We would also be grateful if you … Continue reading

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Students tell of hopes and aspirations

The 12 young people being helped by the Trust in 2018 have provided moving accounts of their circumstances in pursuing their university studies. The debt they owe to Trust donors and supporters is clear. Here is just a sample of … Continue reading

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Trust News Winter 2018-19

The Winter 2018-19 issue of the UKZN UK Trust’s newsletter, Trust News, was posted out to alumni and supporters in the UK recently. Please contact us if you did not receive the newsletter. We would also be grateful if you … Continue reading

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Trust gives help to 12 needy students

The Trust is providing assistance for 12 needy students in 2018, geared to new circumstances following an expansion of state aid for students. In the past, the Trust’s bursaries met some or all of the cost of tuition fees for … Continue reading

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