Hornby Scholars are encouraged to keep in touch with each other via the alumni network.
The alumni network enables Hornby Scholars to exchange stories and advice, and build their professional and personal relationships.
In India, for example, as well as using personal emails for communication, alumni have set up an online group via Google. Currently there are 14 Indian Hornby alumni registered with this group, which is being used to facilitate discussion and ideas for a joint project.
“We shifted from personal mails to this group because it is much more convenient for group interaction,” explains Dr Amol Padwad, a former scholar. “We also use this group to share information about academic opportunities and events, or about our individual professional activities.”
In Kenya, meanwhile, Fredrick Odhiambo has been communicating with three other East African Hornby Alumni on email.
“Occasionally we use Twitter and Facebook to find each other,” he adds. “I normally chat with one of the Nigerian Hornby Scholars on Googlemail. We sometimes involve ourselves in webcam conferencing just to discuss our current jobs and ELT activities.”
The Trust maintains the alumni network and provides funding for follow-up projects between the former scholars.
The Hornby Alumni Network