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Welcome to Australia’s First Peoples

We were delighted to welcome thirteen scholars from the Aurora Education Foundation last week, all the way from Australia.

The Foundation supports Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to realise their full education and employment potential through programmes, activities, and scholarships from Year 12 to PhD level.

Visiting as part of a study tour of Cambridge, the students were invited to a number of colleges to get a flavour of the University and see if it is the right place for them to pursue postgraduate study.

Tamara Murdock, Deputy CEO, Aurora Education Foundation, said: “Thanks so much to the team at Hughes Hall. The Aurora Education Foundation’s Study Tour participants received a great welcome and had an insightful day getting to see what a Cambridge college is all about – warm, upbeat, relaxed and with lots going on – if Hughes is anything to go by.

“This is certainly an environment we can recommend to our students as we support them to be successful in life and learning.”

The group had lunch in the Dining Hall with our Senior Tutor, followed by a tour of the grounds, and enjoyed the views over Fenner’s Cricket Ground, and walking on the grass (a rare thing at Cambridge!).

While the Foundation has visited Cambridge before, this was their first time at Hughes Hall.

Evie Nash, Hughes Hall’s Outreach Officer, said: “It was exciting to meet such an engaging group and connect with a Foundation that shares our values of expanding access to education. We look forward to welcoming them back and wish their students the best of luck with their futures.”

If you would like further information on studying at Cambridge, particularly for a Master’s or PhD, or are over 21 and would like to do an undergraduate degree, we would be delighted to tell you more about Hughes Hall or show you around – email outreach@hughes.cam.ac.uk.