Zawadi Mwambeyu

Zawadi Mwambeyu Large20 years old, attending the University of Bristol, UK. Zawadi was awarded a Beacon Scholarship for Schools in June 2018, and for University in May 2019. Zawadi has also been awarded a Think Big Scholarship at Bristol.

Zawadi is studying towards an MEng in Civil Engineering, and achieved a 2.1 in her end of year exams. She is a committed student, tackling new areas of learning with enthusiasm, and is always looking to acquire and practise new skills such as programming and AutoCAD.

She took up kickboxing and running in the autumn and rounders in the spring, and continued these until lockdown. She also participated in research to improve her course and other university facilities. Zawadi actively campaigned for changes and has been elected Course Representative for her 2nd year.

Zawadi worked within the Student Union as a student ambassador during open days. She was elected as Vice President for the 2020/21 East Africa Society committee. She has supported high school students in their UCAS applications, and advised new students coming to Bristol next year.

She has worked with the University and her fellow students to improve recycling in her accommodation. During lockdown, she collected emergency donations for the Redcliffe Food Bank as a Student Union volunteer and arranged a collection point. She also volunteered with her church over Christmas.

Beacon Workshop Participation

Zawadi's 2020 Summer Beacon Citizenship Project continued her support for vulnerable children at Lewa Children's Home in Eldoret.


In Leadership Workshops, Zawadi expresses herself well, is very analytical and will take the lead in group activities.