Snehal Sidhu-Patrick Memorial Fund for disability support
From the age of 16 Snehal Sidhu-Patrick was determined to study at Cambridge despite the significant challenges she faced, including being a wheelchair user.
During her years as a student and staff member at Cambridge, Snehal inspired and assisted many students and colleagues, both by helping to drive forward her personal principles and by promoting policies to further accessibility and support at the University of Cambridge.
In 2001, Snehal moved from her home in Calcutta, India, to study natural sciences at Churchill College, specialising in microbiology. She graduated in 2004 and worked for the University of Cambridge's Disability Resource Centre (DRC) for three years.
Sadly, Snehal passed away in July 2012. The Snehal Sidhu-Patrick Memorial Fund was established in her memory in an effort to keep alive her dedication to expanding opportunities for disabled students at Cambridge. The fund is used specifically for international disabled students. Eligible offer holders and students of the University of Cambridge are able to benefit from the fund through support in meeting the costs of academic-related disability support which is not covered by other funding streams (such as the International Disabled Students' Fund).