As if there weren’t already enough opportunities for a good time at Oxford, Student Ambassadors have the chance to attend interesting and lively events with alumni and donors, and chat about life at Oxford and the impact of student funding. In September while other students were far from Oxford, steeling themselves for the start of Michaelmas, four of our Ambassadors attended the Alumni Weekend Lunch Reception. Gayatri Sapru tells more.
“As a Graduate Ambassador for the University of Oxfords Development Office, it is my privilege to attend events that are truly spectacular as well as immensely enjoyable. One such event was the Alumni Weekend Lunch to thank alumni donors, held at Worcester College on 21st September. We were welcomed with a warm and hilarious toast made by Professor Nick Rawlins, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Development and External Affairs, and a gorgeous string quartet that played through the afternoon. I met many interesting people such as an alumna who was among the first female barristers in England and another who went on to become the editor of one of the leading newspapers in America. Hearing stories of Oxford from decades ago is always an amazing experience because they seem so familiar yet so in the past. One thing that binds the stories we tell our alumni and the stories they tell us is the excitement that being in Oxford still generates amongst all of us.”