Last week, we were delighted to award this year’s Tanner Prizes to six of our outstanding access and outreach ambassadors.
Our student ambassador programme is integral to our outreach work with schools and colleges and boasts more than 100 trained undergraduate volunteers. In normal times, they’d be taking school groups on college tours, chatting over lunch in the Hall and taking part in workshops and Q&A sessions with prospective students. While the past year has seen a different range of events take place, our student ambassadors have been as dedicated as ever, giving up their time to participate in webinars, online Q&As, virtual open days and events for offer-holders.
Thanks to the generosity of a Hertford alum, each year we recognise the six ambassadors who have contributed the most to our programmes and initiatives with a Tanner Prize, named for the legendary Admissions Tutor Neil Tanner who kick-started our widening participation efforts in the 1960s.
This year’s prizes went to the following students:
Saida Azizova(English Language & Literature, 2018) was the JCR Access Rep from 2019 to 2020, responsible for liaising with our outreach team, managing her fellow ambassadors and revitalising the JCR blog. We’ve lost count of the number of events she’s volunteered at and has also been a regular contributer to our open days and video projects.
Natasha Clieve (Jurisprudence, 2018) has been one of our most enthusiastic volunteers at outreach events and open days, representing both the college and the Law Faculty on many occasions.
Imogen Harter-Jones (English Language & Literature, 2018) has contributed to a great number of events, from school visits to open days and even weekend computer science conferences! She has also taken on leadership roles at events such as last year’s virtual open days.
Charlotte Frazer-Morris(Biochemistry, 2018) has been a fantastic representative of the college at open days, both in person and online. She was instrumental in the filming of our first-ever virtual college tour and helped to smooth our transition to online open days.
Laura Watson & Kitty Attwood (Geography, 2019) have been a key part of our brand-new Geography Club programme, working alongside their fellow ambassadors to devise and deliver content for this new extended initiative, as well as volunteering at day-to-day outreach events.
L-R from top: Charlotte, Saida, Laura, Imogen, Kitty, Natasha.