Alexandra Tiantova

O 2022
“The Prince Albert Foundation programme has been my gateway to university.”

Alexandra Tiantova (O 22) graduated from Wellington College in Summer 2022 and is currently at the University of St Andrews studying International Relations.

In Year 11, Alexandra was competing for her then state school, Collingwood College, in a debating competition and spotted by Wellington College’s Head of Sixth Form, who encouraged her to apply for the PAF programme. Alex secured her place and started as a day student but moved to boarding during her Lower Sixth year.

Alex played trumpet and euphonium for the Wellington College Concert orchestra and participated in inter-school debating, and, during her Upper Sixth year engaged with academic support, including 1:1 tuition and the Easter Revision course. Alexandra made the most of the opportunities presented to her and when sharing her experience of the PAF programme she says:

I have never seen a programme like it before. The support was unbelievable. When I needed somebody to help there was always someone I could turn to academically or personally. They supported me in every way possible. The Prince Albert Foundation programme has been my gateway to university.