Nancy Oundo

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22 years old, from Uganda, attending Cardiff University. Nancy was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in May 2021.

Nancy is studying towards an LLB in Law. She is purposeful in her academic planning, helping her achieve a good 2.1 level at the end of her second year. She is prompt in acting upon advice from tutors and keeps up with regular meetings with her study group. Writing articles for the student lawyer blog and attending, amongst others, the Commercial Awareness networking events, broaden her legal expertise.

Nancy enjoys a range of co-curricular pursuits: she has been learning Spanish and successfully completed a Spanish course which improved her reading skills; a keen archer, she gained a beginner's coaching award in archery and enjoyed competing for the Cardiff University Archery Club. She is a regular ‘Park Runner’ and has also been learning Python coding.

Nancy enjoys a range of leadership roles in Cardiff: she has been a Resident Life Assistant, a role she carried out with diligence, supporting first years transitioning to university life and organising social events for them. She is involved with the Afro-Caribbean Society, applying to be their Welfare Office in her third year. Both these roles have helped Nancy develop and improve her communication skills.


Beacon Workshop Participation

Nancy’s 2023 Summer Beacon Citizenship Project was about carrying out summer school academic and tennis coaching at East Kololo Primary School in Uganda.

In Leadership Workshops, Nancy has developed her confidence over the course of the year, especially when taking the role of team leader. She is a democratic leader who communicates and listens, as well as being a critical thinker.