Farzana Huysman

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

Farzana has completed the third 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 both her first and second years. She has participated in many sports but her focus is on football, where she rose to become Captain of her College team. She actively promoted Trinity women’s football: recruiting new team members, developing training regimes, organising tours, and designing new football kit. She has been very involved with the Trinity College Students Union (TCSU), both as Computing & Publicity Officer, and organising the outdoor activities in Freshers' Week. In her final year, she has been elected as Trinity Field Club Secretary, and as Personnel Officer for the 2019 Trinity May Ball Committee.

Farzana joined a team providing free consulting for start-ups, run by the Cambridge University Venture Capital Society. She has worked with the TCSU Access Officer to set up social media pages to inform applicants about life within Trinity, and she has helped students from Kenya applying to Cambridge, in particular paving the way for one student from her previous school in obtaining an offer to follow her into Trinity to read Engineering. 

Farzana interned at McKinsey and Company in London during summer 2018, and has secured a full-time job there after her graduation.

Farzana's parents are in the tourism industry which has been badly hit following the recent terrorist attacks in Kenya and are therefore now also turning to farming. 

Beacon Workshop Participation

Farzana's Summer 2018 Beacon Citizenship Project involved the development of an online Beacon Learning Portal for the benefit of all current and future Beacon Scholars. 


Click here to view her Presentation Slides.


At the Leadership Workshops Farzana is an excellent participant. She is a 'behind-the-scenes' motivator, offering good vocal encouragement and leadership. She wants others to excel.