Remembering Sir Cyril Taylor, GBE 1935-2018
12.02.18 Commission News
It is with sadness that we report the death of Sir Cyril Taylor, GBE, on 29 January 2018.Continue Reading
"We must try to expand the boundaries of human wisdom, empathy and perception, and there is no way of doing that except through education."
"Educational exchange can turn nations into people."
Senator J William Fulbright
11,600 British students in the USA (2015-16)
55,310 American students in the UK (2015-16)
27,000 US-UK Fulbright exchanges
"The Fulbright programme widened the lens through which I see the world and expanded my understanding of different cultures, the value of soft diplomacy and the joy of travel."
Caroline Porter, Fulbright Alistair Cooke Journalism Award, Ulster University 2008-09
"There is no way I would have been able to visit American universities before applying without the Sutton Trust US Programme, and all of their help with essays and test preparation and references and interviews was invaluable. I would have been lost without Fulbright's endlessly patient advice and support."
Harry Edwards, Sutton Trust US Programme, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill class of 2017
"I have gained a more open mind and greater knowledge about the world and how decisions in other nations affect my own. The programme helped me come to decisions about what I want my future career to be."
Abigail King, Fulbright Durham University Summer Institute 2016
"My Fulbright experience has had a dramatic impact on my life: I was able to make significant progress with my research, I traveled extensively, and made new friends for life."
Philip Kaisary, Fulbright Scholar Award, Vanderbilt University 2015-16
"During my Fulbright year I deeply engaged with the Scottish artistic scene, and following my Fulbright I have remained in Scotland in order to continue my studies through a PhD and to build upon my work with Scottish arts organisations. It was the perfect (well-supported) leap I needed in order to kick-start my academic and artistic careers."
Katie Ailes, Fulbright Postgraduate Award, University of Strathclyde 2014-15
"Since my Fulbright year I have been fortunate to excel professionally as I returned to consulting. Further, I am always reminded, "once a Fulbrighter, always a Fulbrighter" as I always meet new and exciting alums and current Fulbrighters from around the world in the DC area."
James Hurley, Fulbright Postgraduate Award, Queen's University Belfast 2014-15
"Upon graduating, I decided that I wanted to work in higher education, specifically in an international office. I am now an International Students and Scholars Adviser for the International Center at my alma mater, Rowan University, heading down an incredible career path that I don't think would have been possible without my experience in the UK."
Katelyn Sullivan, Fulbright University of Exeter Summer Institute 2014
"The summer institute on environmental stewardship was my first time in the US. It gave me a unique insight into the cultural differences between the US and Europe. Being with 20 other students from 13 European countries was also a unique experience."
Alex Thorn, Study of the US Institute 2014
"I wanted to pursue oncology research in a translational lab driving its research towards clinical application. The healthcare system is so different in the USA. I thought pursuing research in the USA would make me a more rounded clinician scientist at this early stage of my career."
Karin Purshouse, Fulbright Postgraduate Award, Yale University 2014-15
"As well as work at the University of California at San Diego on an important cancer research project, the Fulbright Award fostered important professional and personal connections that have been extremely influential in my subsequent career as a medical researcher and now an NHS Improvement Advisor."
Alastair Philp, Fulbright Scholar Award, University of California at San Diego 1997-98
"Studying in the US has broadened my worldview, as I have not only had the opportunity to interact with Americans and the American culture, but also with a wide array of fellow international students. Having the opportunity to incorporate research into my studies has given me a head start on my future goals to become a neuroscientist."
Allie Hexley, Sutton Trust US Programme, Massachusetts Institute of Technology class of 2017
"Fulbright showed me what one can achieve with some drive, and going to university in the US built on that drive. I was fortunate enough to obtain a position at a financial firm in New York City in just my second summer in the States. I don't believe I would have had the same career support elsewhere."
Leo Mackenzie, Sutton Trust US Programme, Lafayette College class of 2018