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Pembroke Iftar

On Saturday 2nd June a group of people from Pembroke and the University gathered for an Iftar feast. The Pembroke Iftar was hosted by Harum Mukhayer (2016), PhD candidate and Gates Scholar. Harum spent eight years working with the UN in Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia prior to coming to Pembroke. She advises governments on the design and implementation of natural resources laws and policies, and is currently researching the…

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Peter

One year, two wheels

Peter Dudfield (2007) took a year off from his PhD and spent it cycling around the world. Having recently returned, he discussed his journey at this week’s meeting of the Ivory Tower…

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A room of one’s own

Earlier in September our graduate students moved to their new bedrooms. Here, two of them reveal how they are making the place feel like home. Courtney (2013), PhD in Pathology 'I have signed up as a hostel keeper, meaning that I am in charge of a house of about seven undergraduate students. I have the biggest room – it is right at the top of the house, so moving my stuff in resulted in lots of bruises. This room is almost double the size of the room I had last year, which is great. It does have quite a low ceiling and I’m pretty tall, so the furniture has been…

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From financier to foodie

After a long day in the office, all you want is to get home and eat dinner. The last thing you fancy is writing a shopping list, traipsing around the supermarket,…

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Monica (2)

Inspecting the glass ceiling

‘I’m living proof that Cambridge can be different,’ says Pembroke PhD candidate Monica Wirz. ‘I am much older than most graduate students. I’ve already had a successful career. I’m about…

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News From The Front

Your average graduate student probably spends most of their waking hours in the department, the library and the College bar. Not so for Pembroke PhD student Renad Mansour, who regularly…

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