Published: 19 June 2023

Literature and Languages Postgraduate researcher appointed Scholar in Residence at top independent school.

Creative Writing PhD student Rosie W Ngure has been appointed Scholar in Residence at the leading independent boarding and day school, Charterhouse, in Godalming, Surrey. She will be championing black and minority students within the school community and will also be a member of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) team and the English department.

During the last six months of her research at the University of Surrey, she was involved with the university’s EDI reverse mentorship programme. Rosie and her mentee both benefited hugely from learning from each other’s experiences, from books they read and the topics they discussed, within a safe space. These experiences will be invaluable at Charterhouse.

She will also be involved in the school’s various creative writing and related clubs.

In addition to the role as mentor as Surrey, the creative writing, research and relationships Rosie has nurtured on campus have prepared her for this newly created role.

Rosie comments: “I am committed to helping younger generations create a more equal and accepting world. Being a woman of colour, I know this is a rare opportunity, but I do not want it to remain rare. I want such great opportunities to be available for all deserving. I would like to use this role to show that such a world is possible where women should not feel like an afterthought and people of colour like second-class citizens. I am super grateful for this opportunity and to both Charterhouse and the School of Literature and Languages at the University of Surrey.”

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