Recent alumni head to Cambridge

October 14 / 147

Lachlan Harrison-Smith punting under the ‘Bridge of Sighs’ in Cambridge. Teaser: Scott Limbrick at Jesus College.
Lachlan Harrison-Smith punting under the ‘Bridge of Sighs’ in Cambridge. Teaser: Scott Limbrick at Jesus College.

Three University graduates have left for the UK after being awarded Cambridge Australia Scholarships to undertake studies at the University of Cambridge.

The successful students are Lachlan Harrison-Smith, Daniel Kinsey and Scott Limbrick, who graduated with honours from the University in 2009, 2010 and 2012 respectively.

Mr Harrison-Smith was awarded the Patrick Moore Cambridge Australia Scholarship to study a Master of Law. He will build on his long-standing interest in public law matters while developing his core skills as a disputes practitioner.

He said the scholarship allowed him to fulfil a lifelong ambition to study overseas.

“Cambridge is equal parts university, tourist park and bicycle path,” Mr Harrison-Smith said.

“I’m excited about the course.”

Mr Limbrick was awarded the Cambridge Australia Allen Scholarship to study a Master of Philosophy in International Relations and Politics. He hopes to combine his practical and research interests in history and political science to promote a transition towards increased use of digital technology to create more consultative public policy processes.

He said he never thought he would get the opportunity to go to a place like Cambridge.

“I am very grateful for the Cambridge Australia Allen Scholarship and excited to be here,” Mr Limbrick said.

“The Cambridge Australia Trust has also been supportive in several other ways and it is great to have met other winners in Cambridge as well as those who have previously studied here and are now working in Australia and around the world.”

Mr Kinsey was awarded the Davis McCaughey Cambridge Australia Scholarship to study a Master of Law in international law, legal history, jurisprudence and political philosophy.

He said he relished the opportunity to study with other students from around the world and to gain a deeper understanding of their diverse legal and cultural traditions.

Cambridge Australia Scholarships (CAS) provides scholarships for outstanding Australian graduates to undertake Masters and PhD studies at the University of Cambridge, England. In collaboration with The Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust, Cambridge Australia Scholarships awards up to ten PhD scholarships and a number of Masters degree half-scholarships each year.

For more information, visit the website at www.cambridgeaustralia.org.au.

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