Lalita Tangirala

Lalita Tangirala

Having graduated recently, I am a Political Science major now and I have applied to various colleges in India to pursue a Masters degree in the same field. I had taken Political Science and Journalism related courses during my two month stay at Catz. From playing for the college Volleyball team to Zumba lessons, learning about the UK election process, discussing gender issues with some like minded people, the best part about my stay was the diversity at Catz in particular and Oxford in general which made me change the way I look at a lot of things. With independence I learnt responsibility and discipline which the tutorial structure infused in me and with travelling and exploring by own I learnt how beautiful the UK is. I recount all these places, my tutorials, the fun I had with all the people I met and realised that I owe this life-changing experience to the Keating scholarship which made my stay so easy and comfortable there. All the staff and students, who are warm and so helping, have taught me valuable life lessons I'm going to cherish for the rest of my life. While at Catz, I experienced the same joy while punting or while reading late into the night in their library or interacting with friends in the JCR.

I hope my successors have the same fun as I did and revel in eight weeks of life-changing moments at St. Catherine's College.