Ayesha Vardags, President

Precis: Before joining Vardags in September 2016, Olivia interned at the language consultancy The Writer where she learnt the do’s and don’ts of business and brand language. During her university year abroad, Olivia taught English in two French schools on the British Council scheme and interned at Oxfam France. After running the creative writing club during 6th Form, Olivia began tutoring creative writing and English language and literature to students aged from 10 to 30.

Olivia Burns, Journalist & Publicist

Precis: Before joining Vardags in September 2016, Olivia interned at the language consultancy The Writer where she learnt the do’s and don’ts of business and brand language. During her university year abroad, Olivia taught English in two French schools on the British Council scheme and interned at Oxfam France. After running the creative writing club during 6th Form, Olivia began tutoring creative writing and English language and literature to students aged from 10 to 30.

Ayesha Vardags, President

Accolades: Olivia was awarded a David Thompson Scholarship for achieving a First in her undergraduate degree.

Education: Olivia read French, Latin and Medieval French at Homerton College, Cambridge from where she graduated in 2016. In first year, she took an extra module in classical archaeology. Her fourth year dissertations focused on female sexuality and bellicosity in medieval France.

Press & publications: Olivia writes weekly articles and blogs for the Vardags website.

Languages: French

Personal: As a student, Olivia was Women’s Officer for her college JCR and enjoyed watching debates. Outside the office, Olivia dabbles in poetry and likes collecting books on linguistics and etymology. From a musical family, she plays a few instruments and is happiest at a concert. Olivia also has a passion, verging on obsession, for contemplating, buying, cooking and eating food.

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