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Matthew Foster

Matthew Foster

  • 2020, BA Music

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Money is often the unspoken elephant in the room whilst being a student at university.  It is well known to be an expensive endeavour, and the constant low-level niggle of worrying about finances can detract from one’s studies and enjoyment.  Personally, as a music student, I undertake many extracurricular activities and have private lessons to compliment my academic studies and organ scholarship.  This was all a daunting prospect when organising my finances before university, especially at a university where it is not advised to be employed whilst studying.  These concerns were almost immediately alleviated upon my arrival, as support (whether moral, physical, emotional, or financial) is wholeheartedly provided every step of the way, to ensure students can take full advantage of every opportunity during their time at Lincoln College.  A large proportion of this money is provided by alumni of the College and their very generous donations.  Because of this, I was very excited to be asked to be involved with this year’s Telethon, not only to ensure subsequent students have the same opportunities and support as I did, but to have the opportunity to thank these alumni and let them know the vast positive impact of their generosity.