News - Alumni

Carenza Hughes: 2014 cohort

January 2018

Third year at Edinburgh reading Scandinavian Studies and English, currently on a year abroad. “I am now in my third year at The University of Edinburgh studying Scandinavian Studies and English Literature. This is my dream degree. I am well aware of how odd it is or may seem to be to any people, and I know many people who have doubts about its value, but anybody who has spoken to me about will know that it fulfills everything I want from a degree.

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Kayden Xie: 2016 cohort

January 2018

First year at Cambridge reading Natural Sciences. “I’m Kayden, and I’m a first year Cambridge BioNatSci and ex-Linacre student. It’s well into the first term now, and I can’t think of anywhere else where I would rather be studying. It’s a beautiful place, with so many things to be involved in. From seeing Sir David Attenborough in the flesh after the premier of Blue Planet II, to watching the stars of Love Island, 2017, getting their debating hats on, I’ve found that there really is something for everyone.

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Eve Draycott: 2017 cohort

January 2018

Final year at school, hoping to read Medicine. “I'm from a mining village in the midlands of about 4000 people. My secondary school was two villages away, but after I finished Year 11 the closest sixth form to me was Netherthorpe in Staveley, so I made a fresh start there. I'm now a Y13 student and spent last summer involved in the 2017 Linacre programme. As a prospective medical student, the thought of university was extremely intimidating.

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Linacre Alumni Society gets going

January 2018

One of Linacre's key values is offering support that is ‘Long-term and personal’, and we took a big step in this direction in January when we formed the Linacre Alumni Society. The Society helps formalise links between ex-students who are already keeping in touch and supporting each other, ensuring a community of curiosity continues long after the summer schools are over. It also aims to provide a networking platform for alumni particularly when they move from higher education into employment.

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