Student Travel Award 2017

Student Travel Award 2017

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The winners of the Student Travel Award 2017 were Connor MacDonald, Ellen Harris, Akil Hashmi and Lydia Bunt. Read about their trips below.

This was the first year in which PhD candidates were eligible to apply (in addition to undergraduates).

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Connor MacDonald

Emmanuel 2015, Human, Social, and Political Science

Read about Connor's trip
Trip report
Facebook
Blog

Dates of travel
Saturday 2 to Wednesday 20 December 2017

Itinerary

Before travelling, Connor said:
"This bond between generations of students, though separated by the passing of years, remains the pillar on which the legacy of the University of Cambridge stands. It is also at the heart of the Student Travel Award, through which I hope to strengthen that bond."

Why apply for an award?
Read Connor's testimonial

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Ellen Harris

Magdalene 2016, Psychological and Behavioural Sciences

Read about Ellen's trip
Trip report
Facebook
Vlogs

Dates of travel
Tuesday 22 August to Sunday 17 September 2017

Itinerary

Before travelling, Ellen said:
"[I] did not realise how expansive the [Alumni Groups] network was across the world [and] I am keen to now strengthen my ties to the University and the exceptional people associated with it."

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Akil Hashmi

Robinson 2016, Engineering

Follow Akil's journey
Trip report
Facebook

Dates of travel
Tuesday 22 August to Wednesday 13 September 2017

Itinerary

Before travelling, Akil said:
"In previous years the Student Travel Award has been enthusiastically received among both students and alumni. My ideas address how to extend previous students’ work and increase the visibility of the alumni network to students. There are still huge opportunities to engage students travelling and living abroad in Europe."

Why apply for an award?
Read Akil's testimonial

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Lydia Bunt

Pembroke 2016, Modern and Medieval Languages

Read about Lydia's trip
Trip report
Blog
Facebook

Dates of travel 
Thursday 7 to Saturday 24 September 2017

Itinerary

Before travelling, Lydia said:
"[The Student Travel Award will] give me the opportunity to act as an ambassador for my university, to further my interest in international cohesion, and to learn more about the exciting network of Cambridge alumni across Europe."

Why apply for an award?
Read Lydia's testimonial

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