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Sophie Roberts

What subject are you studying?
I'm in my third year, studying History.
 
Why are you taking part in the Telephone Campaign?
I took part in the Telephone Campaign last year and enjoyed talking to alumnae. I personally benefitted from some really helpful career advice and also enjoyed hearing their fun stories from their times at Cambridge. I am really excited to take part in the campaign again this year!
 
What does Murray Edwards mean to you?
Murray Edwards is a very welcoming environment where I have felt really looked after during my three years in Cambridge.
 
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time at College?
I enjoy rowing for the Murray Edwards Boat Club and spending time with friends.
 

Abigail Doyle

What subject are you studying?
I recently finished my undergraduate degree at Murray Edwards in Psychology and I'm now doing a Master's in Health and Disease.
 
Why are you taking part in the Telephone Campaign?
I would like to connect with alumnae and talk about their experiences at the College. It's lovely to be able to encourage the connection between current students and alumnae.
 
What does Murray Edwards mean to you?
It's been my home for the last four years as well as being where I've met my closest friends. I also love the grounds here and being able to work in them in the summer.
 
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time at College?
I'm the Vice President of the Murray Edwards Art Society. I also enjoy running and have recently started playing tennis (not very well!).
 
 

Britney Hamersley

What subject are you studying?
English
 
Why are you taking part in the Telephone Campaign?
I really enjoy chatting to people and I'm looking forward to hearing about the experiences of alumnae.
 
What does Murray Edwards mean to you?
I never thought somewhere completely unknown could become my home so quickly. The wave of support from friends, the student community and College staff has been overwhelming. I would love to give back to this amazing community by being part of the team that helps raise money to support future students.
 
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time at College?
I really look forward to mealtimes with my friends in the evening. We often rotate cooking meals for each other and invite other friends over to enjoy the amazing food too. 
 

Phoenix Kenney

What subject are you studying?
I am a first year PhD student in the Faculty of Education. My research focuses on youth leadership and peer education in Nepal.
 
Why are you taking part in the Telephone Campaign?
Being a member of Murray Edwards has had a positive impact on my time in Cambridge. I am excited to speak to and connect with others in this supportive community.
 
What does Murray Edwards mean to you?
Murray Edwards represents growth and collective strength. Here, we can learn that our individual strength comes not from 'getting ahead' but from building each other up.
 
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time at College?
My favourite place to study is from my kitchen in Canning and Eliza. I get a beautiful view of the gardens. Everyone I meet on Zoom compliments my background!
 
 
 

Caja Gobel

What subject are you studying?
Linguistics
 
Why are you taking part in the Telephone Campaign?
I think the Telephone Campaign is a great way to give back to College and get involved with the Medwards community.
 
What does Murray Edwards mean to you?
For me, Medwards is definitely about the community; it's such a friendly and welcoming space.
 
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time at College?

I love being around the College gardens, especially in summer, which is why I'm on the Garden Party 2022 Committee.

 

Joy Adeogun

What subject are you studying?
English Literature. I am in my second year and I'm particularly enjoying learning about experimental contemporary fiction.
 
Why are you taking part in the Telephone Campaign?
I am taking part in the Telephone Campaign because I love Murray Edwards and I'm keen to represent the College. Murray Edwards has helped me find a home in a difficult academic environment. I am proud to be part of a community that champions strong and leading women.
 
What does Murray Edwards mean to you?
To me, Murray Edwards means opportunity. It is a place where I am stretched and pushed academically but also given the chance to develop my own creative interests with the help of the College. Since coming to Cambridge, I have been able to host a variety of events that align with my creative goals, and it's Medwards that has facilitated a platform for me to do this.
 
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time at College?

I love to read (books outside my degree) as well as sit in the gardens and try to come up with creative concepts for films and poetry. I also like to recite lines from Cambridge theatre productions. I love how peaceful it is around College; it is very serene and I find it lends itself well to clearing my mind and preparing for intellectual stimulation.

Kah Yan Ng

What subject are you studying?
MPhil in Computational Biology
 
Why are you taking part in the Telephone Campaign?
Raised by a single parent, I am very passionate about participating in this campaign. It allows me to raise money to support students, especially those struggling financially. Besides, I love engaging with the College community; it has been nothing but empowering and welcoming.
 
What does Murray Edwards mean to you?
Murray Edwards is a place where I feel empowered and supported. Everyone, including the President, my Tutor, the counsellor, the Porters, the catering team and other members of the College, has shown me a lot of kindness and friendliness. It's a challenge to be studying at Cambridge, so I am incredibly grateful to be so well supported by Murray Edwards.
 
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time at College?
I love participating in sports activities – from tennis to swimming and golf. Apart from that, I enjoy spending time with my friends and travelling.
 
 

Freya Watson

What subject are you studying?
Economics
 
Why are you taking part in the Telephone Campaign?
As a caller last year, I had the opportunity to speak to so many interesting alumnae and I really enjoyed hearing their stories from their time at Murray Edwards. It was also really fun to make new friends in the caller room and spend a little more time in Cambridge without the craziness of term time. So, why not do it again?
 
What does Murray Edwards mean to you?
A word that really springs to mind is 'warmth' (and not just because the walkway by Fountain Court is now enclosed!). It's the feeling I have walking through College. The always-so-friendly Porters, the smiles in the corridors, the knowing looks exchanged at midnight in the library, the Dome for brunch on a Saturday morning. It's the sense of belonging I've felt since the first day of Freshers' Week, and a feeling I've had ever since.
 
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time at College?
When I'm not in the Rosemary Murray Library or grabbing a Dome dinner, I can be found running along the river or painting in my room. I love art, which is another reason why Medwards is so amazing!
 

Grace Lozinski

What subject are you studying?
Human, Social and Political Sciences
 
Why are you taking part in the Telephone Campaign?
I've felt incredibly supported by the community at Murray Edwards and I'd like to give something back, so that future generations can benefit from the College's vibrant and nurturing atmosphere.
 
What does Murray Edwards mean to you?
It's a place where I feel totally comfortable and at home, but also challenged to learn and grow.
 
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time at College?
I love playing netball and tennis on the fab College courts.
 
 
 

Nourhan Meddah

What subject are you studying?
I'm a second year studying Human, Social and Political Sciences (HSPS)
 
Why are you taking part in the Telephone Campaign?
I'm taking part in the Telephone Campaign to hear about the exciting things students do after leaving Medwards. 
 
What does Murray Edwards mean to you?
Coming from a state school and working-class background, navigating Cambridge is, undeniably, a difficult process. However, being in a supportive and comfortable environment here at Medwards has given me the confidence I need to make the most of my time at university.
 
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time at College?
There are always great events in College like documentary screenings or open mic nights. I also really enjoy being involved in the student community as the Class Act Officer.