After the success of last year’s inaugural Month of Action, Fulbrighters continued to work towards the goals of the Fulbright Programme this March by participating in almost 40 events and engaging with their host communities across the UK.
Fulbrighters get involved in their local areas all year round, but the Month of Action provides grantees and alumni with a dedicated opportunity to share information about the Fulbright Programme, international education opportunities and demonstrate what being a Fulbrighter is all about.
During the Month of Action 2019, activities took place from Southampton to Inverness, including talks on university campuses, outreach in schools and volunteering with local organisations - reaching close to 350 people.
3 March - Katie Hockenbury participated in a beach clean in Wales with the Bangor University Beach Clean Project.
11 March – Monica Mendiratta and Nabi Sahak worked with a local charitable organisation to feed those sleeping rough near Camden Town Station.
Dr. Catherine Charlwood speaking to secondary school students in Merseyside about higher education and international opportunities.
15 March – Sophie Maddocks and Alexa Larsen presented to a group of final year students at the University of Southampton.
19 March – Emma Sherburn and Nat Attenborough presented at Durham University about the opportunities Fulbright provides students to study in the US at different levels, including short-term summer study, Master's, and PhD.
Sophie and Alexa after their talk in Southampton.
21 March – Dr. Roger Thompson and Prof. Sheila Francis went to Tapton Secondary School in Sheffield to talk to students interested in careers in STEM about their Fulbright experiences at MIT and Stanford, the opportunities offered by the programme and research in their field.
25 March – Hunter Briggs presented to students and staff members at the University of Leicester about the opportunities offered by Fulbright.
28 March – Sarah Rose Graber organised a group blood drive at the Glasgow Blood Donor Centre.
28 March – Samantha Friedman, Chelsea Raymond, and Austin Wyant hosted an Informational Session and Q&A about the Fulbright Commission at the University of Stirling.
9 April – The Month of Action concluded on Senator Fulbright’s birthday, with grantees Nabi Sahak and Hannah Bleecker and Fulbright Commission staff running a food drive for Southwark Foodbank. The team collected 13 boxes of food for donation.