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Grant Year I    2014 – 2015

Soprano Lauren Lodge-Campbell is the first young Australian to be awarded a grant from The Australia Day Foundation UK Trust

The Trustees have awarded a grant to assist Queenslander Lauren Lodge-Campbell with her student tuition fees at the London Guildhall School of Music & Drama on the Artist Masters Program (Vocal Studies).  Lauren will study for 2 full years and the Trust has awarded her a grant in her first and second years.

I am very honoured and extremely grateful to be a recipient of a grant that has enabled me to study my Masters of Music at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. The opportunities available while studying in the UK are invaluable - in June 2016 I will make my Barbican Hall debut, singing with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. I would like to sincerely thank the Trust for their support.’  Lauren Lodge-Campbell

Lauren graduated from Matthew Flinders Anglican College (Buderim, Qld) and is currently a post graduate student at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music studying with Margaret Schindler.  She is also learning German, Italian and French to assist in her singing career.

Lauren’s aim is to establish herself as an international artist, working in opera, oratorio and art song, in the UK and Australia and eventually on the world stage.

The Trustees are delighted to have made the Trust’s first grant to Lauren and wish her the very best in her future studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. 



South Australian student

Justin Campbell awarded a grant to assist

 his study on exchange at

Royal Holloway University of London

The Trustees have awarded a grant to Justin Campbell towards his travel to the UK and his accommodation fees at Royal Holloway University London. 

Justin Campbell is participating in the International Exchange Program between Flinders University, Adelaide and Royal Holloway University of London.

Justin graduated from Flinders University last year, achieving a Bachelor of International Studies and Bachelor of Arts.  His goal is to study for a Masters degree, the subject relating to foreign and great power intervention.   As to the future, Justin would like to pursue a career in the area of policy research and development and eventually to consider entering the political arena.

The Trustees are pleased to have awarded Justin a grant in order for him to attend Royal Holloway University of London and wish him the very best in his studies and future career prospects.

Grant Year II  2015-2016


Year II grant awarded to Allegra Day to support her studies at Oxford University 

The Trustees have awarded a grant to assist Allegra Day whilst she studies for her Masters of Business Administration at Oxford University.  The grant awarded will pay for Allegra’s accommodation.

“Receiving a grant from the Australia Day Foundation UK Trust has had a significant impact on me. As a young Australian looking to study a blend of social entrepreneurship and business, the UK was a natural choice. Support from the Trust to attend Oxford’s Kellogg College has enabled me to access world-class facilities, teaching, peers and networks”. Allegra Day.

Allegra graduated from Sydney University attaining a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Economics.  She also studied on an exchange programme at Utrecht University. 

In 2012 Allegra was admitted as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court of NSW and for the past 2 years she has been a Consultant at Social Ventures Australia.

A classically trained dancer, Allegra has performed with The Australian Ballet and English National Ballet and is a highly proficient pianist and flautist. She was a Co-Director of the Sydney Law School annual student’s Law Revue.  Allegra enjoys sport and is a keen hockey player and coxswain.                                     ___________________________________________________    

Andrew Hunter awarded grant to study at Cambridge University

Sydney born Andrew Hunter will begin studying for his BA Hons Land Economy Tripos at the University of Cambridge in October and the Trustees have awarded Andrew a grant to cover the cost of his college fees at St. Edmund’s College for 3 years. 

 “Without the support of the Trust, I would not have been able to pursue my academic passions at the University of Cambridge. The Trust empowers me with the confidence that I can immerse myself into my degree and the Cambridge experience without the associated financial burden. The Australia Day Foundation UK Trust grant is quite simply stated, life changing." Andrew Hunter.

Andrew was educated at Cranbrook School, Sydney and gained his Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney.  A keen sportsman Andrew won five Premierships for the Sydney University Rugby Club and represented Australia in the Australian Universities Rugby XV in 2012 against New Zealand and Japan.  He was a volunteer at Redfern Jarjum College, mentoring indigenous children and was a volunteer lifeguard at Queenscliff Surf Club. 





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