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The administrator whose job is to welcome newcomers to Cambridge

20 April 2018

Julie Darsley runs an organisation that helps newcomers settle into life at Cambridge. Her personal experience has given her valuable insight into the challenges they face.

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Nominations for honorary degrees

15 March 2018

The University Council has submitted to the Regent House the names of eight renowned individuals, seeking authority for their admission to Honorary Doctorates at a Congregation in the Senate House on Wednesday 20 June 2018.

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Meet the Equality Champions

28 February 2018

These academics are standing up for diversity and inclusion at Cambridge.

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The marine biologist who found a new life on dry land

19 January 2018

Diana Thomas-McEwen trained as a marine biologist. After six years working in the oil and gas sector on survey ships, she took a change of direction to work in the Dyson Centre for Engineering Design.

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The man who “never really had a career plan” — and is off to Australia to become a vice-chancellor

11 January 2018

Duncan Maskell loves variety and thrives under pressure. His dual talents for science and organisation led to his appointment as head of Cambridge planning and resources. In October this year he will become Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne.

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The disability adviser supporting students to reach their potential

3 November 2017

Rachel Demery knows what it’s like to face the extra challenges of living and working with a disability. She’s one of seven advisers working for the Disability Resource Centre.

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The psychologist who reminds us that emotions affect our working lives

31 August 2017

Do emotions matter in the workplace? Jochen Menges, an expert in organisational behaviour, thinks they matter profoundly for employee performance and behaviour.

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The political scientist unravelling questions of resource dependence in the Middle East

25 August 2017

His personal background puts Babak Mohammadzadeh in a strong position to research the ways that key oil-producing countries are shaped by their political and cultural legacies. As nationalism tightens its grip, he urges us to consider the global implicati

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The neurobiologist who just couldn’t stop dancing

25 August 2017

Krishna Zivraj-Nair loved her work as a research scientist in a Cambridge lab — but there was something missing. Dance has always been one of her passions and, from small beginnings, she’s established a flourishing dance academy.

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The student who is inspired by her dad

17 August 2017

Two years ago Tara Khalid achieved the grades she needed to take up her Cambridge place. She describes herself as defying most of the Cambridge stereotypes. Her passion for learning was encouraged by her teachers but it was her father who taught her to th

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