Selwyn students received their degrees on Friday June 30th in a centuries-old ceremony in the university's Senate House. A full selection of photographs is now online: https://www.flickr.com/photos/selalum/sets/72157685750774826
The afternoon started with a graduands' photograph in Old Court.
The Selwyn contingent then processed down West Road and through King's College to the graduation ceremony itself.
Here are four of our new BAs on the steps of the Senate House afterwards.
We congratulate all our new graduates, and we're delighted that many of them are staying on at Selwyn to study for a Master's degree or a doctorate.
We’re pleased to announce two more winners of prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s and Selwyn College scholarships. The first goes to Paula Czarnowska, who’s already studying here for an MPhil in Computer Science. She will now stay with us for her PhD.
The other award is to George Severs, currently taking his MPhil at Pembroke College. He will study at Selwyn for a PhD in History.
This makes a total of four Vice-Chancellor’s and Selwyn scholarships, in what is the first year of our partnership. We’re able to do this because of the generous support of benefactors, and we’re grateful to everyone who supports students and education at the college. You can read more on our alumni website https://www.selwynalumni.com/pages/student-support- or please contact the development office: firstname.lastname@example.org. There’s an account of how the Vice-Chancellor’s scheme works on the Cambridge Trust website: https://www.cambridgetrust.org/scholarships/v-c-awards-and-cambridge-international-scholarships/.
On his retirement from full-time work, Selwyn’s Professor John Morrill generously commissioned the renowned composer James MacMillan to write a new piece in memory of John's wife Frances and in gratitude to Selwyn College. The choir gave the première of 'One equal music' at Evensong on Sunday May 21st. It’s a setting of John Donne's famous prayer beginning ‘Bring us O Lord God at our last awakening into the house and gate of heaven’.
The photograph shows John Morrill (left) with Selwyn’s director of music Sarah MacDonald and chaplain Hugh Shilson-Thomas. The music is published by Boosey and Hawkes, and details are online.
We pride ourselves on the pastoral support that's offered to students at Selwyn – and now there's recognition for one of our Fellows.
Stuart Eves, who is a tutor and also director of studies in veterinary medicine, has won an award from the Cambridge University Students’ Union (CUSU). The Student Led Teaching Awards exist to acknowledge outstanding teaching and student support; and Dr Eves won in the category of pastoral support, which recognises members of the university who go above and beyond what is expected of them in terms of student welfare. He received 14 nominations in total from Selwyn students.
Undergraduate Flora Miles, who presented him with the award, said he had always been a perceptive and proactive tutor and had made her life at Cambridge immeasurably better. You can read more about the nominees and the award scheme here: http://www.cusu.co.uk/get-involved/student-led-teaching-awards/student-led-teaching-awards-2017