- 2019, DPhil Women's and Reproductive Health
My name’s Beth Swift (2019) and I’m a DPhil student at Lincoln. I’m really excited to be part of this year’s Telethon team, and to have the chance to connect with alumni and hear your stories about College! This has not been a normal time to be a student, but being part of the Lincoln MCR and the Lincoln community has been a lifeline during the last eighteen months. Covid-19 saw laboratories and libraries closed, field research halted, and for those students who rely on research awards, this meant that funding time-frames expired with the final lap of DPhil work still to be done. Thanks to Lincoln’s Annual Fund, last year 17 students were able to finish their DPhils, with generous alumni donations covering extra rent and living costs. The need for these extension awards will certainly continue on into this new academic year. Many of us on this year’s calling team have benefitted from Lincoln scholarships, bursaries or other support, so we are keen to pay it forward – and we would love it if you took part too.