Gates Scholars on Film

  • November 19, 2008

We are delighted to present a short film about the scholarships and scholars of the Gates Cambridge Trust. The aim of the film is to showcase the work of the Trust since its inception in 2001. We hope that it will encourage applicants from any part of the world, and in any academic discipline, to consider applying for graduate study at Cambridge and for a Gates scholarship.

A copy of the film was given to Bill and Melinda Gates in Seattle recently by Professor Alison Richard, Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University, and Chair of the Gates Cambridge Trust.

Thanks to the University’s own CARET (Centre for Applied Research in Educational Technologies) for working so effectively to produce this film within a short time, and thanks to all the scholars and alumni who contributed.

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