Artemis Avgerou a MSc Strategic Marketing student was recently awarded a Mansion House Scholarship as chosen by the Lord Mayor of the City of London.
“I am extremely humbled and proud to receive the Mansion House Scholarship,” beamed Artemis as she shared the news about the scholarship. Speaking of the rigorous application process she revealed: “more than 50 applications were received by the British Embassy in Athens. After a screening process based only on academic excellence and achievements, six of the applicants made it to the final selection round. This final stage was based on an interview in the English language during which the candidate’s personality was assessed by a 3-member evaluation committee of British Embassy. And speaking of this achievement, I would like to thank, above all, my father who has supported me in every possible way during my efforts. I would also like to thank two of my professors Vassiliki Delli and Yannis Stamatiou, from the University of Patras, for their mentoring and advice that helped me realize my dream to pursue my postgraduate studies in one the best universities in the world ”
Established in 1998, the Mansion House Scholarship Scheme was created to broaden study and work prospects for students looking for experience in the UK’s Financial Services Sector. The scheme is based on academic merit, with final awards made following a personal recommendation to the Lord Mayor by British Ambassadors, High Commissioners, and Consuls General.
Artemis was officially inducted as a Mansion House Scholar alongside the eight other scholarship winners at a City Banquet held at the Lord Mayor’s Mansion House in October. “It was such a wonderful evening” she recalled sharing a selfie with Peter Estlin, Sheriff of the City of London, and detailing the other conversations had with high profile guests during the evening.
Keen to use her time at the Business School efficiently, Artemis shared that she wants to share her views on the Greek culture whilst working to further her career ambitions. “I want to show a positive image of Greece to people abroad,” said Artemis, “above all, I want to show a positive side of Greece in the realms of academic excellence, as well as the Greek ability to overcome the negative reputation and the, often unjustly, negative criticism my country has received by the international press.”
Artemis’ career aspirations and determination are an obvious quality that added to her Scholarship application. When speaking to her future she said: “I aim to acquire experience in London’s Consulting sector. Following this I plan to expand our family’s business in Greece from my position in London in order to enhance its outreach in the export sector.” "I am extremely humbled and proud to receive the Mansion House Scholarship"
Artemis induction to the scheme marks her as the second Greek resident and the third Imperial College student to be recognised by the scheme.
You can read more about the Mansion House Scholarship here.