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Schools Outreach: German Ambassadors

The German Section, with the support of the Schroeder Fund, is delighted to introduce six new Schroeder Scholars and Schools Ambassadors in 2021-2022.

The new team is made up of first- and second-year students at Cambridge: Adnaan Ali, Sophie Clare, Jasleen Garcha, Sophia Khwaja-Clarke, Saul Packer, and Benson Sands, supported by an Ambassadors Committee. The new Ambassadors will be sharing their passion for German language and culture with school students up and down the country, encouraging applications to university courses, and especially to Cambridge.

The German Section at Cambridge welcomes applicants who want to take up German from scratch as well as those who are currently studying German to A-level or equivalent. 

Meet the team

Adnaan Ali

Adnaan Ali, German Ambassador

Hi, I'm Adnaan, and I'm a second-year student at Clare College studying French and ab-initio German. I chose to apply to Cambridge because I wanted to enrich myself academically and learn from experts in their fields. I am now enjoying taking more specialised papers in my second year! I was not initially planning on applying for languages until I attended an open day at Cambridge and realised just how diverse the course was, the focus on culture - the German department especially - and what role that played in modern-day society. As a first-generation student whose family has never been to university, I am especially interested in encouraging students to apply to Cambridge, especially for languages - a degree as diverse as the students who take them!


Sophie Clare

Sophie Clare, German Ambassador

Hi, I'm Sophie, a second-year French and German scholar at Christ's College. This year I'm taking papers on medieval literature and modern German history and thought. I'm a first-generation student and I can't wait to share my passion for German with prospective applicants from similar backgrounds. I am particularly excited to share my academic and extra-curricular experiences through outreach activity on the German section's social media. 




Jasleen Garcha

Jasleen Garcha, German Ambassador

Hi! I'm Jasleen (she/her), a 2nd year MML student at Selwyn. I study French and German (both post A level.) My favourite part of the course is probably the flexibility; I've studied everything from C21st Turkish film to Goethe's Faust and the works of philosophers such as Kant and Marx as part of my scheduled papers. I've also really enjoyed having the opportunity to improve my speaking skills through oral supervisions. I would really recommend studying German at university level and am happy to answer any questions!


Sophia Khwaja-Clarke

Sophia Khwaja-Clarke, German Ambassador

Hi, I'm Sophia - a first year undergraduate studying ab-initio German alongside post A-level Spanish. I didn't plan to apply for languages until I attended a German masterclass at Cambridge in which I realised the breadth and uniqueness of the course. I'm particularly keen to make prospective students aware of the variety of disciplines that this subject has to offer. I believe that, if aware of this, many others would also find this degree the perfect fit for them and I'm excited to share this through outreach.



Saul Packer

Saul Packer, German Ambassador

I’m Saul; I’m a first year student at Pembroke College doing post A-level German and French. I chose to apply to Cambridge because of the wide variety of options available and the opportunity to learn directly from supervisors who are experts in their fields.  I found the online open days welcoming and informative, and have found Cambridge a really supportive and exciting learning environment.  I would definitely encourage anybody interested to find out more and apply! 





Benson Sands

Benson Sands, German Ambassador

Hi, my name’s Benson and I’m looking forward to working on this programme! Aside from German, I am also currently studying Spanish and Catalan. What regards German culture, my interests lie in German music, literature and history. Hopefully in this role I will be able to encourage people to apply for German at Cambridge who wouldn’t usually have the confidence to apply.

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