Ellie Thompson

College: Newnham

Year of Study: 1st Year

Course: BA Geography

Hometown: Oxford, UK

Previous School: St Helen and St Katherine


Why Geography?

I love Geography because of its relevance and also it’s breadth so I can study anything from Science to History to Politics.

Why Cambridge?

I love Cambridge because of the beautiful city as well as the academic excellence that comes with it and I also like the college system.

Beyond the boat..

At school I played netball and I love to relax with my friends and family as much as I can.

Rowing Experience

I have been rowing for 5 years and am luckily enough to have been coached by some amazing people such as recent Rio Olympian John Collins who has been very inspiring especially as I learnt about all his hardwork and commitment in the last two years. I’m really excited to work with such inspiring people at CUWBC all driven by the same goals!