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In addition to the various events and projects linked to subject areas and Bridge Centres, the College supports and hosts a number of initiatives that enhance the academic range and interaction of students, academics, and the wider worlds of research and application. We also partner with key initiatives and institutions with relevance to the objectives and specialisms of the College, and our student and academic body.

Cambridge-Africa Programme: Hughes Hall is one of the partner colleges in the Cambridge-Africa Programme, hosting showcase presentations for visiting African Fellows. The Programme contributes to strengthening Africa’s own capacity for a sustainable research and mentoring culture, by cultivating the talented individuals who will make this long-term goal a reality. It includes a range of initiatives covering many subject areas, with coordination, cross-collaboration and capacity building/strengthening as a common but essential theme.

Cambridge Governance Labs is a partner organisation which translates knowledge and lessons about decision-making into practical tools for those who exercise authority on behalf of citizens. The aim is to empower citizens and leaders to meet the challenges facing society, especially in developing countries where populations live closer to the edge and where poor decisions cost lives in untold numbers. Through international cross-disciplinary events, the Centre will bring together academics and practitioners to distil cutting-edge research that sheds light on how to improve the quality of decisions that will shape the future of humankind. Findings will be translated into practical tools to be tested in pilot projects and made freely available online and through publications.

Hughes Hall Enterprise Society: The College hosts the Hughes Hall Enterprise Society, a student-led partnership between the College’s senior membership, its students and its alumni with interests in business and entrepreneurship. The Society runs a speaking programme on entrepreneurship, supports the networking and mentoring culture of the College, and runs an Entrepreneurship Prize. The Society is chaired by Rupert Pearce Gould, Entrepreneur in Residence at the Judge Business School and Senior Member at Hughes. Three Minute Thesis, a competition where students are invited to give a three minute presentation on their research, is run by the Enterprise Society. Why not take this opportunity to showcase your research and develop your communication skills to the Hughes Hall community.

iLAB: The ‘Interactive Learning Across Boundaries’ scheme provides multidisciplinary, STEMM-focused courses in schools. It is organised by a group of Postdoctoral Research Associates at Hughes Hall who are passionate about providing opportunities for young people and inspiring the next generation.

Life Sciences & Society Seminars: The PHG Foundation is a health policy think tank, and Hughes Hall partner, with a special focus on how genomics and other emerging health technologies can provide more effective, personalised healthcare and deliver improvements in population health. The Foundation’s Life Sciences & Society Seminars at Hughes Hall take a broad perspective on issues surrounding bioscience and health that are relevant to policy. They are aimed at academic, commercial and clinical researchers and practitioners who are interested in how research in life sciences is adopted in practice for the health and wealth of the nation.