Farzana Huysman

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19 years old, attending The University of Cambridge, UK.

Farzana has completed her first year of a 4-year engineering degree (MEng) at Trinity College Cambridge. She was awarded a Beacon Scholarship for University in May, 2015.

Farzana obtained a First Class grade overall in her first year, and a College Council award. She played for Trinity Women’s Football ‘A’ Team as one of two freshers on the team and scored 3 goals for the team; she has been appointed Vice-Captain of the team for the 2016/17 season. She attended CUER (Cambridge University Eco Racing) meetings and finished a 60-day training programme in the summer term when all formal sports were on hold for exam preparation. During the year, she worked on increasing her public speaking confidence, and became a Steward at the Cambridge Union Society. She adjusted remarkably well in a new cultural setting, and operated highly independently. For her Service activities she got involved with Cambridge Access Society events – helped people from disadvantaged backgrounds to take up STEM subjects and took part in a Maths Open Day for 160 potential maths students answering their questions about university life and life at Trinity.

At the Leadership Workshops she came across as conscientious, and very good at encouraging teammates. She had a good sense of humour and was a good leader, seldom telling people what to do.

Farzana's Summer 2016 Beacon Citizenship Project was about 'STEM Subjects fot Girls'. View a video of her presentation:


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Farzana's parents are in the tourism industry which has been badly hit following the recent terrorist attacks in Kenya; they are therefore now partially turning to farming. They are, however, highly committed to Farzana's education.