First Class Former Student
Congratulations to former student Charlotte Rushforth who has recently graduated with a High First Class Honours degree in Classical Civilisation from the University of Nottingham, winning the University Thompson prize for attaining the best overall average in the Humanities department.
On top of this outstanding achievement, Charlotte’s dissertation was nominated for the Royal Archaeological Institute Dissertation Prize.
Throughout the summer months since graduating, Charlotte took the opportunity to spend time backpacking around Thailand and Cambodia. She has been volunteering at an ethical elephant sanctuary in the Mondulkiri Jungle of Cambodia, whose founding principle is to care for captive animals, invest in the Bunong people and protect the local environment. This was a well-deserved experience made even more special as she travelled with her boyfriend Seth Lewis, who she met at RGS Worcester.
Charlotte said: “I owe a great deal to RGS, having moved to the School during Year Nine, just as I embarked on my GCSEs. I chose Classical Civilisation as one of my subjects, never having studied it before, it was a brave decision! But I am extremely grateful for the opportunity given to me by RGS and would like to thank all who have encouraged and supported me.”
“A big thank you goes to Dr Russell, Mr Tanner and Miss Binner for inspiring me to study Classics, a subject that is truly fascinating and a path to a career in many areas.”
“I am excited to be starting an internship at Aduro Communications in London, an award-winning, communications agency, specialising in creative content and PR. The move from Classics to public relations and communications may seem unexpected, but my education in Classics has given me the intellectual flexibility, analytical thinking skills, writing techniques and research capabilities to pursue a range of careers. I cannot wait to get started in October.”