News - Alumni

Jason Marshall

May 2018

Finishing first year at Clare College, Cambridge, reading English. “As I’m approaching the end of my first year at Cambridge I can honestly say that it has gone by so quickly. It’s scary to think that a third of my time here will be completed in a matter of weeks, which is a sobering fact, and an ugly one too! My pathway to getting here was chaotic. I missed my offer, I waited nervously for an outcome, I was pooled to a college I had never heard of, and I arrived at the gates of Clare College a complete stranger.

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Charlie Lavemai-Goldsbrough

May 2018

Just finished at Durham, reading PPE. First Linacre cohort. “In 2014, I was a part of the first Linacre cohort and was asked to write a case study about my time on the programme, citing the way that they helped with applications and my confidence. I also noted that the Institute influenced my university choices as well. The three years that I have spent at university have been life-changing and I would not hesitate to recommend Durham as a university and a city to live in.

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Linacre student delivers research to world-leading Psychological experts

May 2018

Kia attended Wales High School in Rotherham and was part of our first cohort of students. She is about to sit her final exams in Psychological and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Cambridge. In March this year I was invited to attend the American Psychology-Law Society annual conference in Memphis, Tennessee. The APLS is an academic society for legal and forensic psychologists. I was able to attend because I was accepted to present my dissertation research, the focus of which was question complexity in forensic interviews with child victims.

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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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