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Lincoln's First Hartley Leadership Programme a Success

7 Dec 2023

Congratulations to the 16 students who completed the first Hartley Leadership Development Programme at Lincoln. The Programme, held over two days, is intended to support students in their personal development, ensuring that they are better equipped to transition successfully from College life to the wider world post-graduation so that they can better make an impact, successfully pursue their goals, and make a difference as leaders in their chosen sphere.

The College is immensely grateful to alumnae Alison Hartley and Jane Jenkins for funding and creating this unique programme.

Alison Hartley (Classics 1980) said, "I was delighted and impressed by the high energy and engagement of both the students and the alumni who made this first workshop a success. Developing the leadership skills and awareness of the immensely talented Lincoln students will enable them to be even more successful in their future careers, and I am already looking forward to building on the learning to put together the next workshop and to make this an ongoing programme. "

Jane Jenkins (Jurisprudence 1982) said, “It was such a privilege and a pleasure to work with such talented and inspiring students at the workshop. So many times I felt goosebumps at their brilliance. Thanks to Alison for a wonderful idea and for the funding and to all those alumni who came to share their stories and support.”

With a view to creating a supportive and creative group dynamic, the undergraduate and graduate students who took part were from a broad range of course subjects, background, experience and personality. All had completed at least a year of study at Lincoln.

Kengo Shibata, who is pursuing a DPhil in Cinical Neurosciences, commented, "The Hartley Leadership Programme was an exceptional opportunity to reflect on leadership together with a unique group of supportive and motivated Lincolnites and alumni. The course inspired me to continue to strive for good leadership, gave me confidence in my leadership style and highlighted the privilege of being part of such a special community.”

Tanatswa Nyatanga, who is pursuing a degree in Medicine, added, "The leadership programme really exceeded my expectations. I learnt so much about myself and how I can apply my strengths in future leadership roles. This was also an amazing opportunity for networking."

We are also extremely grateful to our amazing alumni for sharing their experiences – good and bad – about their own leadership journey, and for joining us for our networking dinner. The alumni who so generously gave their time and expertise include: Alex Baker, PPE 2003; Joanna Bayley, History 1987; Andy Hudson, DPhil Engineering Science 1989; Naomi Kellman, PPE 2008; Nick Leah, MPhil British and European History, 2017; Nupur Patel, French and History BA, DPhil Mediaeval and Modern Languages 2018; Michael Stein, DPhil Physiological Sciences 1988; Savitri Tan, Modern Languages 2009; and Hao Zhang, DPhil Immunology, 2006.

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