First Term at Cambridge – 2018

The questions I’ve been asked most often after my first term at Cambridge are ‘Is it as hard as they...

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Outreach Opportunities 2018

We’re signposting any opportunities we find for students to learn more about higher education, applying to Oxford and Cambridge, or...

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Choosing a College

 Choosing a college? Don’t play the numbers game This is taken from a guest post written for ‘Think Cambridge Law’, the...

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Personal Statements

A personal statement is a 4000 character piece of writing that is key for university applications. In preparation for the...

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First Year as a Cambridge Medic

On the 10th of January 2015 I received my offer letter from Downing to study Medicine. From that moment onwards,...

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BME Student Conference

On January 22nd Downing College’s hosted its first-ever BME (black and minority ethnic) Conference. This was a one-day event that...

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Schools tour diary #6 – Info Days

The final week on my schools tour featured three of our four 2015 Oxford and Cambridge Information Days. During these...

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Picked from the pool

(Note: The pooling system at Cambridge now works a little differently – most students who have been pooled will now...

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From Devon to Cambridge

Hi, I’m Tom and I’m the JCR Access Officer at Downing (an elected position on our undergraduate student College committee)!...

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