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Santiago Cano '08 invited students to apply for the Natural History Museum Student Summit 2009 (London).

   Former student Santiago Cano, class of '08, visited us on behalf of the British Council to invite students to apply for the event which will take place in the Natural History Museum in London.

   Santiago was the Argentine representative in 2008, so his presentation during Assembly captivated the interest of the students.


    As part of our celebration to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection”, and following on from the success of the 2008 summit we are once again, in partnerships with the Natural History Museum, holding an International Student Summit in 2009. The theme is Darwin and Evolutionary Science and this reflects the influential legacy and far-reaching scope of Charles Darwin’s theories and work.
   The student summit will take place from Tuesday 30 June to Thursday 2 July 2009, a 3-day summit programme of speakers. We will again be bringing around 60 students from over 20 countries around the world to participate in the event, which will take place at the Natural History Museum in London. Accommodation will be at the Imperial College Halls of Residence. 
The British Council in Argentina is selecting two participants aged between 16 and 18 to attend this event.

Participants should fulfil the following requirements:
• Be residents of and domiciled in Argentina;
• Candidates will only be considered eligible to compete if they are between 16 and 18 years old as of 15 June 2009.
• Candidates must have good communication skills and be fluent in English.
• The act of application is deemed as an automatic and complete acceptance of the terms and conditions of these rules and regulations

Application process
Applicants must download and complete the application form and submit it electronically to by Thursday April 30 at 1700 hs, together with the parents’ consent to participate duly completed and signed.
Entries will be checked by the British Council in Argentina for basic criteria. Those which do not meet the criteria will not be considered. Basic criteria mean compliance with: 
° Eligibility (see above)  
°  Form completed correctly  
°  Entry received by closing date
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by a selection panel on the week starting May 11, 2009. The winner will be published in the British Council Argentina website on May 15, 2009.

Award for the selected candidates
The two chosen candidates will be awarded the following:
• Participation in the Natural History Museum Student Summit 2009;
• Fixed allowance in Pounds Sterling for the duration of the Summit;
• Accommodation at the Imperial College Halls of Residence for the duration of the Summit;
• Airfare Buenos Aires – LondonBuenos Aires, in economy class.

Selected candidates will be expected to:
• release all their rights to the use and publication of essays submitted to the competition for use in any marketing activities whatsoever, on the part of the competition organisers, for an unlimited period of time;
• be available for interviews, testimonials, events, presentations and photo shoots before, during and after his/her trip to the United Kingdom;
• submit and authorisation to travel unaccompanied signed by parents or
• be the holder of a passport valid for international travel for the dates of the Summit.

You can access the application form at:

Santiago, addressing students during Assembly
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