First-class honours graduate Harriet Horsfall from the School of Justice (Faculty of Law) was announced as the 2016 Queensland Rhodes Scholar yesterday at Government House.
Ms Horsfall is currently working in Indonesia as a volunteer development advisor. She has previously managed volunteer programs in Cambodia and Nepal, in addition to working in Nepal as a volunteer teacher for four months. This year, Harriet travelled to Iran for a portrait photography project aimed at evoking public discussion on women’s empowerment. Ms Horsfall intends to study for a Master of Public Policy at the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government to build on her experience in international volunteering and NGOs.
Click on the following links to watch footage of Ms Horsfall discussing her plans for the Rhodes Scholarship:
Rhodes Scholarships background:
Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards, founded in 1903 under the will of the late Cecil John Rhodes, for outstanding all-round students at the University of Oxford.
Eighty-nine scholars are selected each year from Australia, Bermuda, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica and the Commonwealth Caribbean, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, Southern Africa (including South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia and Swaziland), United Arab Emirates, United States, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The qualities Cecil Rhodes set out for those seeking Rhodes Scholarships include: academic and intellectual excellence, integrity of character, respect for fellow beings and a capacity for leadership. More than 500 Australian Rhodes Scholars have been selected since the scheme began. Women became eligible in 1972. A Rhodes Scholarship covers all University and College fees, a personal stipend and return airfare.
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