In this blog, Shuhaib and Beth detail their ‘Project Second Life’ and call for volunteers to help!

Project Second Life is a go! As an idea born out of the the project will aim to bridge the gap between student leavers in one academic year and…


Hi, my name is Will and I am a third year PhD student at Queens’ College studying tumour immunology. …


Scientists have a responsibility to disseminate knowledge for the benefit of society. As a researcher of solar energy materials, I challenged myself to create forward-thinking, solutions-based projects to engage young people with issues surrounding climate, energy and sustainable living. The supportive environment of my research group provided me with an…


Having been the first girl from Mauritius to have attended both Oxford and Cambridge universities, I’ve been aware of the barriers that exist at every step of the academic journey for girls. I grew up being acutely aware of my privileges and recognising how the education system is flawed when…


I’m incredibly flattered to be nominated for this award, not to mention receiving it! Thank you. However, through all my efforts there are and have been many amazing people who have supported me along the way. …


Felix Reilly is an MPhil Development Studies student at Christ’s College, who received a 2021 Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Award

By the end of my master’s year, I’m really proud that I can point to two sets of people who have benefited from my time here as part of Enactus Cambridge. The team has used its debut year to set up a digital education project delivering small-group gaming sessions to…


Growing up surrounded by a diversity of cultures has allowed me to appreciate the integral role of design and engineering in solutions for global sustainable development, as well as the importance of diverse thinking and inclusive leadership in problem solving; university has been a great way to dive into and…


When I was sixteen, I took part in a speech competition that in no uncertain terms changed the course of my life. In that speech, I had said the following:

“How I create my luck, or how you create yours, doesn’t matter if we can’t create a world where every…


I am delighted and humbled to have been selected as a winner for the Vice Chancellor’s Social Impact Awards 2020–21! It is inspiring to see dedicated students across the university being celebrated for their commitment to social impact. …


Areeg Emarah is a 4th-year Engineering student at Trinity College, who recently won a 2021 Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Award

Joining Cambridge as a wide-eyed fresher, I didn’t know where I would fit in. I felt very lucky — lucky to have found out that Cambridge was an option, lucky as I was the only Kenyan undergraduate in my year, and lucky to have received the Beacon Leadership Scholarship, without…

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