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A Rhodes Scholarship for Alice Wang!

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date:Dec 24,2013 source:意腾留学网 editorial staff:linan clicks:

Rhode Scholar Alice Wang (2nd from left)
Rhode Scholar Alice Wang (2nd from left)
Former Avondale College student Alice Wang has been selected as a Rhodes Scholar Elect for 2014, following a selection meeting chaired by the Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, at Government House in Wellington on 7 November.
 
Rhodes Scholarships are the pinnacle of achievement for university graduates wishing to pursue postgraduate study at Oxford University, one of the world’s leading universities.

The selection criteria for Rhodes Scholarships include academic excellence, leadership and character.
Alice is currently studying at the University of Auckland, where she is completing a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws Conjoint Honours degree.

At Oxford she intends to pursue a Master in Public Policy (MPP), followed by an MSc in Economics for Development. She is looking forward to the intellectual rigour which Oxford offers and says she is “exhilarated and humbled in equal measure.”

Alice would like to return to New Zealand and be a leader in public policy to address economic and social inequality, and help create a fairer and more equitable society.
Her interest in public policy began at high school, particularly through her involvement in the Auckland City Youth Council.

At university she has led Make a Difference with Economics (MADE), a student organisation aimed at achieving tangible social change through the application of economics. She has also undertaken research for the University of Auckland’s Centre for Applied Research in Economics to reduce child maltreatment.
She is a highly accomplished musician and plays the piano, trombone, viola and oboe, as well as composing and teaching music.

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