Alice Amegah: UG Alumna Elected President Of The African Society of Cambridge University

Alice Amegah

Alice Amegah, an alumna of the University of Ghana, has been elected President of the African Society of Cambridge University (ASCU).

She will be leading the executice committe of the society for 2021/22 to work towards its mission of being a focal point for people who share an interest in and commitment to Africa. The Society encourages networking and discourse on issues of Pan-African importance.

Reacting to her election as President of ASCU, Alice said: “A new role. A new commitment. A call to duty. New possibilities. Thank you African Society of Cambridge University for the honour to serve.”

The new African Society of Cambridge University (ASCU) Executive Committee Members for 2021-22

Alice graduated from the University of Ghana in 2016 with first-class honours in Psychology, B.A. While at the University of Ghana, she was the Deputy Speaker of the Students Representative Council’s General Assembly, a Sentor of the Volta Hall Council and an Executive Officer of the Psychology Students Association. She also participated in various sporting disciplines including volleyball, football, hockey and netball.

In 2018, Alice gained admission to Oxford University on scholarship to study MSc Comparative and International Education, graduating in 2018. Her dissertation reported on a qualitative study in Ghana, that investigated employer engagement in secondary technical schools in Ghana.

Alice Amegah with members of the African Society of Cambridge University (image via Twitter/@CamAfricaDay)

Alice is currently pursuing a PhD in Education at the University of Cambridge as a Government of Ghana scholar. Her PhD research focuses on young women’s participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in technical institutes in Ghana.

As an emerging expert, she combines the power of research, advocacy, policy and practice in TVET to reconceptualise skills development.

She is the founder of Education and Aspirations Hub, a not-for-profit organization connecting education and industry to raise aspirations, challenge stereotypes, and encourage skills development.

Alice Amegah facilitating a session on STEM pathways in TVET (image via AcademicHive)

She is also a Youth Leader of the Forum for World Education, engaging in critical conversations with world leaders in business and education, to find sustainable solutions to educational crises at all levels.

Moreover, Alice is enthused about making the Univerisity of Cambridge a thriving home to the proud and brilliant population of African youth studying various programmes and working together for African’s development and prosperity.

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