I am incredibly grateful for the support I received from the James Pantyfedwen Foundation, without which I would not have been able to accept my offer to study for an MPhil in Multi-Disciplinary Studies at the University of Cambridge.
Studying this course has enabled me to explore my interest in intersectional gender inequality. The multi-disciplinary nature of the course has allowed me to develop my knowledge and understanding of a variety of different research methods and the different approaches and influences the study of gender has on the wider academy.
Completing my dissertation from home during the Coronavirus pandemic was incredibly challenging but has helped me to develop my ability to adapt my research and working practices in less than ideal circumstances.
I am now pursuing my interest in politics working for a Welsh Member of Parliament in the House of Commons. The skills I developed at Cambridge have helped me enormously in managing a challenging workload and assisting my MP in her role as a member of the Women and Equalities Select Committee.
I would like to take this opportunity to again thank the James Pantyfedwen Foundation for enabling me to pursue this MPhil. I have no doubt that the skills I developed and the wonderful friendships I have made along the way will stay with me for the rest of my life.