The University of the West Indies/UK Partner Universities
Jamaica National (UK) and Dr Earl O'Brien were the first to make donations to the newly launched Windrush Scholarship Fund. Sir Hilary Beckles launched the Windrush Scholarship Fund to assist students of the Caribbean diaspora resident in the UK. Both donated £5000.00 to the fund
A high-profile line up, including Baroness Scotland, Baroness Benjamin, Vice-Chancellors and High Commissioners, gathered in the heart of London for the 70th Anniversary of the University of the West Indies (UWI).
The celebratory event, held at Goodenough College in connection with the University of London, brought together UWI alumni, academics, politicians and business leaders, all connected to education and the Caribbean.
- BARONESS FLOELLA BENJAMIN, OBE DLBaroness Floella Benjamin, OBE DL was born in Trinidad in 1949 and came to England as a 10 year old child in 1960. She left school at 16 with the aim of becoming Britain's first ever black woman bank manager but changed direction and became an actress, presenter, writer, independent producer, working peer and an active advocate for the welfare, care and education of children throughout the world. She has also headed a successful film and television production company.