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Trust student set to campaign on climate change concerns

Vineyard One of the students being supported by the Trust in its 30th anniversary year has voiced his ambition to help address the impact of global warming. Zothani Mvelo Mthembu, 24, told the trustees that his dream was “to see everyone … Continue reading

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Trust News Winter 2021-22

http://lucfr.co.uk/?p=25 View the Trust’s latest newsletter here: Trust News Winter 2020-21 (PDF 301KB). An email about the Winter 2020-21 issue of Trust News, with reports on the students being helped by the charity, was sent to alumni and supporters in the … Continue reading

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Trust co-founder Will Simpson remembered

The trustees were saddened to hear news of the death of Trust co-founder Will Simpson on 7th July 2021 at his home in Wincanton, Somerset. His wife June said the Trust’s Summer newsletter, celebrating the charity’s 30th anniversary and paying … Continue reading

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Trust celebrates 30th year of helping students in need

A small group of five alumni living in the UK gathered at an office in Snow Hill in the City of London on 4th January 1991 with a simple objective – to set up a charity to raise funds to … Continue reading

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Trust News Summer 2021

The Summer 2021 issue of the UKZN UK Trust’s newsletter, Trust News, marking the Trust’s 30th anniversary, has been posted out to alumni and supporters in the UK. Please contact us if you did not receive the newsletter. We would … Continue reading

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Trust student tells of struggles amid pandemic

A 21-year-old medical student has provided an insight into the challenges being faced by those trying to pursue their studies at the University during the Covid-19 virus crisis. Thabo Phakamani Langa is one of the 18 needy students being helped … Continue reading

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Trust News Winter 2020-21

The Winter 2020-21 issue of the UKZN UK Trust’s newsletter, Trust News, is being emailed to alumni and supporters in the UK by the university’s Alumni Affairs team on the Trust’s behalf. The usual postal mailing has not been feasible … Continue reading

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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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