Student Travel Award 2017

Student Travel Award 2017

  • Student Travel Award

The winners of the Student Travel Award 2017 were Connor MacDonald, Ellen Harris, Akil Hashmi and Lydia Bunt. Read about their trips below and in their reports on how Alumni Groups can provide effective support students and recent graduates.

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Connor MacDonald

Emmanuel 2015, Human, Social, and Political Science

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Trip dates
Saturday 2 to Wednesday 20 December 2017

Itinerary
Scotland (Edinburgh) to visit the Cambridge Society of Edinburgh
Norway (Oslo) to visit the Norwegian Alumni Club
Denmark (Aarhus and Copenhagen) to visit the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Denmark
Netherlands (Amsterdam and Den Haag) to visit the Oxford and Cambridge Society of The Netherlands
Belgium (Brussels) to visit the Cambridge Society of Belgium

Connor says
"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."

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Ellen Harris

Magdalene 2016, Psychological and Behavioural Sciences

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Trip dates
Tuesday 22 August to Sunday 17 September 2017

Itinerary
Bulgaria (Sofia) to visit the Oxford and Cambridge Society Bulgaria
Macedonia (Skopje) to visit the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Macedonia
Greece (Athens) to visit the Hellenic Cambridge Alumni Association
Israel (Tel Aviv) to visit the Cambridge Club of Israel
Cyprus (Nicosia and Limassol) to visit the Cyprus Cambridge Society
UK (Chester) to visit the Cambridge Society of West Cheshire and North Wales

Ellen says 
"[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

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Trip dates
Tuesday 22 August to Wednesday 13 September 2017

Itinerary
Germany (Berlin) – German Cambridge Society
Czech Republic (Prague) – Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Society, Czech Republic
Switzerland (Zurich) – Oxford and Cambridge Club of Zurich
Switzerland (Geneva) – Oxford and Cambridge Club of Geneva
France (Paris) – Cambridge Society of Paris
UK (London) – Cambridge Society of London

Akil says
"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."

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Lydia Bunt

Pembroke 2016, Modern and Medieval Languages

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Trip dates
Thursday 7 to Saturday 24 September 2017

Itinerary
Germany (Hamburg) to visit the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Hamburg
Germany (Berlin) – German Cambridge Society
Germany (Frankfurt) to visit the Cambridge Alumni Club at Frankfurt
Germany (Munich) to visit the Cambridge Alumni Munich
France (Paris) to visit the Cambridge Society of Paris
Austria (Vienna) to visit the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Austria
UK (Kent) to visit the Cambridge Society of Kent

Lydia says
"[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."