Two of our year 12 students Rowan and Tilly were recently accepted onto a two-day residential programme at King’s College Cambridge. This was to find out more about the University of Cambridge, student life and explore a variety of subjects through academic sessions. Leading up to their visit they attended online sessions. This programme runs once a year and is for students attending UK state schools. Below is Rowan’s summary of the programme:

“I found the Christ’s-King’s Programme run by the University of Cambridge a really enjoyable and useful experience. The programme started with online academic sessions run four weeks prior to the residential. Being on the humanities stream, I attended webinars on Visual Culture in Classics and Women and the Law in Early Modern England as well as informative admissions webinars which everyone attended. I found these so interesting and a great way of expanding my understanding of what different subjects have to offer as I would not normally have gone down these routes. Following these, the in-person sessions I attended at Christ’s college included a look into Drama within English Literature, historical fiction and Ancient Chinese Literature. These sessions in particular really helped me gain a better understanding of the teaching style at Cambridge. In addition to academic sessions, the programme leaders also organised social activities like a quiz, and icebreaker games which helped to get to know other like-minded people from different schools. The student helpers were extremely helpful and they ran a Q&A session which I found very beneficial. I also loved going on the College tours and having the opportunity to explore Cambridge itself; it was a great way to get a feel for the atmosphere of the city. Overall, I really enjoyed this programme and would recommend it to anyone interested in life and studying at Cambridge University as it has really inspired me to apply.”