Victoria Bateman, Cambridge professor and one of our notable alumni, visits OSFC’s Oxbridge Group

28th June 2018 by OSFC. Comments (0)

Students in OSFC’s Oxbridge Group were recently privileged to be visited by one of our most inspiring alumni, Dr Victoria Bateman.

Victoria joined us from Saddleworth School in 1996 and studied Maths, Physics and Economics. She left in 1998 and gained a place to study Economics at the University of Cambridge. After finishing her degree, she completed her Masters and PhD in Economics at the University of Oxford. She then moved back to Cambridge and is currently Director of Studies, Fellow and Lecturer in Economics at Gonville & Caius College. Her particular specialisms are Economics, Economic History and Feminism, and she speaks and publishes regularly on these areas.

Victoria’s session covered an overview of Victoria’s journey and experiences at Oxford and Cambridge, some insights into her research and also advice and guidance on applying to two of the world’s most prestigious universities.

Jackie Dunn, Course Leader for Economics, taught Victoria when she attended the college 20 years ago. For Victoria, having a female Economics teacher made a big difference and ultimately set her on the path to becoming a successful Economist.

Jackie said, “Victoria was an amazing student from day one and she immediately stood out. I’m incredibly proud and it’s humbling that I had a small part to play in Victoria’s story.”

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