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Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh: Phase One

Learnings and reflections gathered over the 7 years of Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Phase One.

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You belong - find your community

We share our experiences with facing microaggression and how scholars navigate through processing it by going through three phases of “shock-denial; lingering thoughts; and lastly…

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Relationships

We shared our personal stories and experiences of what supports and hinders our relationship building with others in our new spaces/environments while highlighting the associated barriers and…

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MCF Podcasts: New Academic Experiences and Setting Priorities

In this podcast, we discuss the shocks and challenges we faced in adjusting to the new academic systems (grading and workload) and how we changed our approaches to learning. We also share the…

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MCF Podcasts: Language and Communication are part of your identity

We shared how language and communication in new environments brought in the notion of self-awareness as scholars shared their challenges in communicating with people from different backgrounds. We…

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MCF Podcasts: Intro and Black Tax

We shared our experiences of the need, obligation, and pressure to provide financial support to family and friends back home in Africa and the impact thereof. We discussed how we deal with keeping up…

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MCF Podcasts: Find your voice and Raise it

We shared our experiences in breaking through biases and prejudices towards African academic and professional experiences. We discussed various initiatives that each scholar adopted to strengthen…

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MCF Podcasts: Adapting tastebuds

We share our individual and unique experiences in adjusting to food and diet in new environments. Here each scholar shares how they became more aware of their dietary needs as well as how important…

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Practitioner Networks on the MSc in Digital Education

A recording of an information session for interested applicants from Ugandan universities applying for Mastercard Foundation scholarships

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MCF Summer School - Community Partners 2019

https://global.ed.ac.uk/mastercard-foundation-summer-school The Mastercard Foundation Summer School creates positive change for more than just the students who take part each year. The…

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Students cook up a taste of Africa

The MasterCard Foundation students from across Africa share dishes from their home countries as part of an innovative cook school. The group has worked with the University’s Catering Services…

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