Cambridge University Open Day 2018 | #GoingToCambridge

Cambridge University Open Day 2018 | #GoingToCambridge


Shwmae (Hello). I’m Cara, I’m Kira and we’re at the University of Cambridge Open Day. We came down with the Seren Network and
that took four-and-a-half hours on the bus. We had to be there at 7.50am. Yeah and I was late by about a quarter of an hour. We got a tour of Magdalene College. Yeah, Sandy Mills met us. We’ve got given really quite nice rooms. Massive! Yeah they were, like hotel rooms sorta thing. There were two beds and
a fridge like why do I need a fridge? I’ve got the feeling people knew each
other because while I was sat at the bar all the people who were helping
to show people around came up to me, asked me about who I was, what I wanted to study. That’s so nice, that they took the initiative to talk to me which I thought was really friendly. People seem really enthusiastic
about what they’re talking about. If you choose to do a Master’s, a PhD, a
postdoc, a fellowship, become a professor and never leave, that’s fine we will
still find accommodations for you. For the last five years I’ve been helping
out at the open days because when I was applying myself I came to one here as
well and I got shown around by students who were so friendly, so accommodating, so
helpful and they showed me that actually it’s a really nice atmosphere and a
wonderful place to be. I tried ballroom and Latin dancing whilst
here in my third-year, gave it a go, picked it up kind of on a whim
and loved it competed for the University, enjoyed it so much that I actually ended
up trying out and competing for the English team as well I’ve got to go
around the world and compete for them. The reason I mention that is just that
you can start something here brand new and they can give you the facilities
and the opportunities to try something that you’ve never tried before and I just kind
of like the sparkly costumes and the dancing. I’m from Hackney in East London I went
to a state comprehensive school there. I was very worried about some of the
stereotypes that you could get but coming to an open day and actually
meeting the students I realised that they were nothing like that,
they were just really friendly. I met loads of people like me but loads
of people from all kinds of backgrounds, a huge diversity of backgrounds that
there is no one type of Cambridge student. I really want to do Asian and Middle Eastern studies and then Japanese as the main branch and in my fourth year do Korean and in my third year do a year abroad. I wanna be a vet, so I going to try
and study veterinary medicine but I’m not sure exactly how well my exams went. Same!

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