2018 Ambassadors' Dinner celebrates Access and Outreach at Christ Church

On Tuesday 8th May, students, tutors and staff attended the 2018 Student Ambassadors’ Dinner, held to thank members of college who work with schools and prospective applicants for all of their dedication and hard work throughout the past year.

Our Student Ambassadors and Access Reps, along with graduate helpers, JRFs and tutors, work with our staff in Admissions and Access to represent the college to school pupils and potential applicants. They deliver tours, Q&As and workshops about student life at Christ Church during school visits to college, as part of the admissions round, and on Open Days, with many also taking part in the IntoUniversity mentoring programme. They provide invaluable help to all of the college staff who are involved in access and outreach, with the annual Ambassadors Dinner giving us a chance to thank our helpers for their hard work throughout the past year, and to celebrate the college’s commitment to widening access and participation.  

After dinner Professor Jennifer Yee, Tutor for Admissions, thanked all of the Ambassadors, graduate helpers and academic staff present for their help with Access events over the past year, and also recognised the members of staff involved in Admissions and Access, including Sally Boardman (Admissions Administrator), Stephanie Hale (Access & Outreach Officer) and Ana Hastoy (Schools Liaison Officer). The outgoing JCR Access Reps, Genevieve Athis-Mcalea and Joseph Grehan-Bradley, were thanked for their efforts, and we welcomed their successors, Abi Allen and Emily Swift, who have just started in their new roles. Student Ambassador Raafi (Nader Raafat) was also given an award for being the undergraduate who has contributed the most time to Access and Outreach work over the past year.

Many thanks to Sally Boardman for her hard work organising the event!

To find out more about Christ Church’s Access initiatives for schools and prospective applicants, take a look at the Schools and Outreach pages on our website.