Last Friday, Emma Loffhagan tweeted to her few hundred Twitter followers that she, a Black woman, had received a first-class degree from Cambridge.
You can imagine her surprise that this tweet now has almost 100,000 likes. While some people were incensed that she had somehow played the elusive “race card”, She did receive an influx of support. Most importantly, I received a plethora of messages from Black girls asking for advice and thanking her for inspiring them to apply.
Last year there was a rise of 50 per cent in the number of Black students admitted to Cambridge on the previous year, but many still feel that is not enough.
Read Emma's inspiring story here.