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Good luck and farewell, but not goodbye

Dr Corinne Roughley steps down from (some of!) her roles at Hughes Hall

Corinne has been a warm, inspiring and supportive member of the College since joining Hughes Hall as Director of Studies for Archaeology in 2007, and has been a Fellow since 2012. Throughout her career with Hughes Hall she has accumulated various roles as a result of her pastoral strengths. All those who have worked with her – colleagues, students, senior members, and University peers alike – have seen first-hand how student-focused, genuinely caring and committed Corinne is to the principles of inclusion we hold dear at Hughes, as well as being passionate about her subject (archaeology) and her research (understanding prehistoric landscapes and geographic information systems).

As of early April, Corinne steps down from some of her College roles including Deputy Senior Tutor (Welfare) and Admissions Tutor. We are delighted to say she will remain a Director of Studies, Tutor and Fellow – her experience and expertise is invaluable.

Her next, and exciting, challenge is an important and deserved one: Senior Teaching Associate on the Foundation Year Programme, a unique initiative providing a stepping stone to Cambridge for students who have been prevented from realising their potential due to educational disadvantage or disruption.​ She will be part of a fantastic team committed to widening access to the University.

Dr Corinne Roughley said: “This opportunity has come at a great time in my career, bringing together what I have learnt from my work at Hughes Hall with my previous role teaching in the Department for Archaeology. I will certainly miss spending so much time in college, especially with our wonderful students, but the chance to make a very real difference to those who have experienced socio-economic or educational disadvantage is an opportunity I had to take. It is a programme that will change lives and I’m very excited to be a part of that.”

 Dr Anthony Freeling, President, said: “I am truly delighted for Corinne. The Foundation Year’s gain, however, is our loss. Her dedication, vibrancy and compassion have been a source of stability for the college for many years and we have benefitted greatly from her expertise, not least during the pandemic, as we strove to keep up with the ever-changing situation whilst focusing on the welfare of our students. I am very pleased she will remain a “face” about college and look forward to sharing lunch with her rather than agendas!”

We can’t think of a more fitting role for Corinne and are sure you’ll join us in wishing her every success and happiness in the future.