It’s nearly the end of term, and I thought I’d give a little more insight on what it is like studying at Cambridge. I’m going to list a few reasons why I love studying in Cambridge, . Considering this is my third year at university, I’m still amazed everyday at the great things Cambridge has to offer.
- Academics are challenging but intellectually stimulating- the best part about Cambridge is that I can be lectured on by people who actually wrote the textbooks of my subject. I am still amazed that I can learn from people who are world-famous leaders of their field. In fact, the college system means that students actually have supervisions with the very people that write all of the textbooks and leading articles of their area.
- Socials- there’s something going on every night of the week. Whether this is a formal networking event, or simply a social event hosted by a particular society, there is really something for everyone. At the end of the day, the motto work hard play hard really rings true in Cambridge.
- Large support system- once a student becomes part of a college, he or she is automatically assigned to a tutor and a director of studies, whom take care of their academic and non-academic wellbeing. Students are also assigned college parents and families, which means that there will always be someone there to give advice and mentorship when needed. The support system also extends to people outside your college- and everyone is happy to help if you need it.
- Excellent sporting facilities- the West Cambridge site is a great resource and arguably one of Cambridge’s biggest hidden gem. It contains a large, brand-new sports centre which has a number of sporting facilities including badminton courts, basketball courts, a multi-gym and much more others, and students get a discounted membership price. There are also many paths around Cambridge for students to go for a run outdoors. Lastly, who would forget the River Cam, which offers students the chance to row for their college as a sport.
There is so much to do in Cambridge, but there is definitely something suitable for everyone. I’m still enjoying my third year as much as ever.