Cayman Connection UK is a network for groups and individuals associated with the Cayman Islands who now live, work or study in the UK.
Over sixty guests enjoyed an evening with Her Excellency the Governor on Thursday night to celebrate four years for Cayman Connection UK (CCUK). The event takes place in Cayman every year to bring together Caymanian students who are studying in the UK and those who are preparing to go to the UK for the first time. CCUK also welcomes private sector guests who are sponsoring scholarships for Cayman students abroad and provides a platform for students to network with potential employers. HE The Governor addressed the students, welcoming them to Government House and commenting on the advantages of being involved in CCUK and studying abroad.
Kate Kandiah, Co-Founder of CCUK, spoke to guests about the network and recent events in the UK. Updates included information from The Cayman Islands Government Office in London, reports on student activity in the UK over the last year, social events that took place and updates on current affairs, including the UK and Cayman Islands elections and recent attacks in England. Ms Kandiah showcased how all of these things affect Caymanians abroad, and how CCUK assists through communicating with Caymanians in Europe. Ms Kandiah talked through other areas of support offered by CCUK and thanked HE the Governor, The Cayman Islands Government and Mourant Ozannes for their support of the event this year. Ms Kandiah closed by encouraging students and friends to sign up to CCUK using the registration form on the CCUK website.
Ms Kandiah commented about the event: “This year we welcomed a great cross-section of students studying in all fields. Our aim of this event is to bring together students who are currently studying or have studied in the UK with those who are about to go for the first time; this is a great opportunity for them to mix and chat, share experiences and to help each other. As CCUK is now four years operational, it’s fantastic to welcome previous student members who have now graduated and are working back to the network to assist new students.”
- Students with Her Excellency at The Cayman Connection UK event at Government House.
- Joanna Boxall (Acorn publishing), Franz Manderson (Deputy Governor), HE the Governor, Kate Kandiah (CCUK co-Founder), King Navassa (graduated UK Student)