In March 2017 a team of 10 Lucy Cavendish students will be calling the College’s alumnae and friends all over the world, to hear their memories of their time at Lucy and about where life has taken them since then. In turn they will tell our alumnae about what’s happening in College, and ask them to support us by donating to our Annual Fund which supports every aspect of the College’s work.
Our President, Jackie Ashley, will be writing to tell you about the Campaign and asking you to participate, so look out for your letter!
I'm in my first year of the English Tripos, having secured my place at Lucy by taking an Access to Higher Education diploma at City and Islington College in North London. Alongside the Access course I worked at the college as a Learning Support Assistant, supporting adults with learning difficulties and students learning English as an additional language. My devotion to literature and writing takes up a huge amount of my free time, but I'm also a Labour Party member, a new and delighted dog owner, and a theatre-goer whenever I can fit it in! I'm participating in the Lucy phone campaign in order to give something back to the college which has already given me so many great experiences.
I'm Julie, a 2nd year HSPS (Human, Social, and Political Sciences) student. I'm originally from Denmark. When I don't study I am also President of the Lucy Cavendish Students' Union, I play handball with the university team and take French classes at the university language centre. I’m looking forward to sharing my Lucy Cavendish experiences with you when I call!
After working as a secondary school teacher for 5 years I have returned to education myself to study for an MPhil in Psychology and Education. I row for the Lucy Boat Club and am one of two Editor-in-Chiefs for the Cavendish Chronicle. I have a wide range of interests including: reading, writing, sports (long distance running and triathlon as well as rowing), volunteering (I have been volunteering for Street Bite since moving to Cambridge) and travel. I recently returned from living in Australia for over 2 years and during my undergraduate degree I studied in California for a year on an exchange programme. I am looking forward to speaking with the alumnae and friends of the College!
I’m a second year, studying Education with English and family and friends are really important to me. As I’m currently writing a dissertation on Charles Dickens, he has also become a welcome constant companion! I love being tidy and organised and really value space whether that’s physical space, indoors or outdoors, or just having time for myself to relax. I also enjoy eating healthily but I do relish a treat every now and then! Overall then, I would say, I am thoughtful, disciplined and cherish the simple things in life! I look forward to talking to you!
After studying German and Italian at undergraduate level I came to Lucy Cavendish to study for an MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History. I am half-French and half-British and often travel back and forth between the UK, where I have spent most of my higher education years, and France, where I still have many friends and family — I'm a big fan of European travel! During my undergraduate degree I spent a year living and studying in Berlin, learning about the culture and history of the city and exploring various parts of Germany. I enjoy keeping up to date with political news, am a keen swimmer and this year I have started learning Brazilian Portuguese. I look forward to speaking with Lucy Cavendish alumnae and friends!
Before studying for an MPhil in Sociology at Cambridge, I graduated in Politics and International Relations at the University of Bath, and worked as a research executive for a government relations, public affairs and communications consultancy in Brussels. I have felt completely at home since coming to Lucy and am so grateful to be part of such a special place and community. I am a keen member of a number of societies here, the one I am most committed - not to say addicted - to being the joint Hughes Hall and Lucy Cavendish Boat Club. I am eager to represent the College not only because of its achievements, but also, and most importantly, for its great people and the similarly great way it treats them.
I’m a PhD student in the Department of Engineering. Before joining Lucy I worked in various civil engineering positions all over the world for the US Air Force, attaining the rank of Major. I’m currently the proud President of the Lucy Cavendish Boat Club and an active member of the Lucy BrainSTEMMS (for those studying Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths & Medicine). When I am not working I am normally found on the river or coaching our boat crews. I’m taking part in the phone campaign to support the college and its members and to return some of the investment they’ve made in me!
I’m a first year HSPS Tripos student. I previously spent a few years mostly travelling abroad and then as a trainee and acting Project Manager for Oxfam GB. Prior to Oxfam, I worked as a youth worker with 16-17 year olds and taught art to 8-13 year olds at an activity camp. I was also an International Citizen Service volunteer in India for 3 months, working in a cross cultural team. Coming to study at Lucy has been a brilliant and life changing experience for me and I would love to share my experience with others who are connected to the College.
I’m a second year HSPS student from Australia and love being involved in all aspects of college life, from playing in the netball team to representing the student body through the SU in my role as Vice President. I feel passionately about the Lucy community, and believe wholeheartedly that it has the ability to grow and provide even more opportunities to all its members and will do all that I can to help it reach its full potential.
Prior to coming to Lucy I was an interpreter at Parliament of Canada and then a primary school teacher in London. Now an MPhil student studying Education, Globalisation, and International Development I am particularly interested in indigenous students’ experiences with urban schooling. I’m enjoying all aspects of life in Cambridge including membership of the Cambridge University Hare and Hounds (CUH&H) running club. I’m participating in the phone campaign as a way of thanking Lucy for providing me with membership of such a vibrant and diverse community of inspirational women.