Cayman Connection UK is a network for groups and individuals associated with the Cayman Islands who now live, work or study in the UK.
Caymanian students in the UK are welcome to join either the larger student database to be kept up to date with events and news, or our small active group of Cayman Student Ambassadors (CSAs) to help manage the network. If you have some time and passion or just want to be kept in the loop we’d love to hear from you REGISTER HERE!
Join Cayman Student Ambassadors (CSAs)
We are always on the lookout for volunteers to help us keep the momentum of the network, including events management, blogging and social media, website content management and newsletter writing. We meet in London at least quarterly and you can join any meeting by Skype. If you would like to be part of the growing team of active “doers” please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cayman Student Ambassadors (CSAs) – TEAM
Astrid is a young Caymanian who is currently an enrolled undergraduate at the University of East Anglia which is located at Norwich, United Kingdom; she commenced her studies at UEA since September 2013. Astrid studied A levels at Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom prior to beginning her psychology degree from September 2011 and graduated in June 2013. She is a part of the Cayman Student ambassadors and is responsible for raising awareness and sharing Cayman culture and heritage.
NorDania is a young Caymanian currently studying for her BA in Public Relations and Communications at the University of Greenwich, London. She is in her third year of university and has already received her Associate Degree in Social Science at the University College of the Cayman Islands. As a Cayman Student Ambassador, NorDania helps with social media management for the group. In her spare time she enjoys exploring London and all that the city has to offer.
I am a Caymanian student attending the university of Greenwich in South East London. I completed first year BA Hons Events Management however later decided to change my degree to BA Hons Advertising and Marketing Communications. I previously attended Cayman Prep and High School where I completed 3 full A levels, and in my first year received the Cambridge Top Scholar award for attaining the highest mark in the world for my travel and tourism exam. This award also landed me an exceptional honours graduate at my honours graduation from John Gray High school where I also received 10 GCSE’s. I am a part of the Cayman Student Ambassadors, working in areas of Events and Marketing.
Currently an undergraduate at the University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, Marcie is studying for her BA in Illustration. As she enjoys volunteering in her spare time, she volunteers for many events in both the Cayman Islands and United Kingdom, some of which have been community and art based. Having helped in the past with some of the events, she hopes to use her skills as an Illustrator to help with the enhancing of future events as a Cayman Student Ambassador.
Dr Irka L. Ebanks is a graduate from the University of the West Indies, where she obtained her M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree in 2013. She has worked as a medical doctor for two years; in Kingston Jamaica and The Cayman Islands. She decided to pursue further education in the area of Naturopathy & Herbal Medicine here in London, and began her course in October 2015.
Amber is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Westminster in London where she is pursuing a BA (Hons) Sociology and Criminology degree. She also interns at the London office of Maples and Calder as she plans to do her Graduate Diploma in Law once she graduates with her bachelor’s degree in 2016. Amber enjoys sharing Caymanian culture and representing the islands at various events where she has been able to go to the House of Lords, Westminster Abbey, and more. Because of her exposure to such remarkable places and people in London, Amber enjoys exploring the city’s markets and museums which she encourages all new students to do the same. Feel free to contact her regarding any advice on living in London as she is more than happy to share her experiences with you!
Katrina is our first Graduate CSA. She Studied Human Resources Management at the University of Greenwich in 2010.
She then pursued her masters degree in International Business and Management in 2013 at the University of Westminster, in the heart of London.
Katrina is currently living in London working as an HR Professional in the City whilst pursuing interests in Business and Fashion.
She decided to remain a part of the Cayman Connection UK network as it gave her the opportunity to liaise with Caymanian Students currently studying in the UK and those individuals connected with Cayman; in turn helping her to stay connected with home whilst living thousands of miles away.
Kenroy is a recent graduate in Environmental Science and Music. He is a professional musician, part of the Cayman Islands Music and Entertainment association and partakes in the arts in the Cayman community as a singer, actor and teacher. His interests in the Cayman Connection group lie within event management. He made his debut with the Pirate’s Week Mini-Festival which he organized and catered for at the University of Keele in conjunction with Cayman Pirate’s week 2012, and has been a part of the team helping to plan and coordinate events and meetings. Occasionally Kenroy likes to put his Cayman-kind Chef hat on and cater for some of the events.
Chynna is studying a BSc in Chemistry with a minor in Drug Discovery at the University of Bradford in West Yorkshire. She is also a 2014/2015 scholarship recipient of Water Authority-Cayman and an active member of STEM CARIB- in result of previously being awarded two top prizes in the annual Rotary Science Fair, consecutively. She is also a member of the university’s STEM Society, in which helps increase the awareness of the development of science towards communities in the UK. Chynna aspires to empower young people to pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.