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Succession: Bijou Kaye

Bijou Kaye

First-year Law student

I never thought that I could access a place like Trinity. Cambridge was synonymous to me with privilege and hostility, and this impression was merely compounded by the intimidating presence of Great Court when I visited Trinity for the first time. I was even told not to apply to Trinity by an extremely well-meaning teacher who thought that I would never get in and who advised me to apply to a less competitive College – which was actually the thing that finally compelled me to apply despite my doubts.

I love to subvert expectations, and the visibility of being a black girl at Trinity does just that. With every person who calls this place home who would have been barred from doing so at the nascence of this College, a new tradition is being written. I’m proud to be part of this novel heritage.

Photograph: © Henry Kamara

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