Kate completed her BA in English Language and Literature in 2019.

Access to education is one of the most fundamental rights a person should be able to expect, and something which I feel passionately about supporting. During my time at Oxford, I have developed not only academically in my study of English, but also personally through my extra-curricular interests such as performing with the Oxford Belles, my university acapella group. I have loved every minute of my time here, and so it has felt entirely natural for me to encourage other likeminded students to do the same, which has been one of the primary reasons for the access work I have done with my local schools at home.

In the future, I hope to go on to study a Masters or a Law conversion, and would love ultimately to work in a global and political industry such as law or humanitarian aid. The Margaret Thatcher Scholarship has made these goals more of a reality, and it is inspiring to represent a scheme whose values and ambitions, with regard to access to education, align so comfortable with my own.