Not very imposing though the grounds are attractive, the site is unlike other colleges with courts and quads, a thin strip along the river. Highest ratio of sciences (70%) to arts (30%) students. What an insightful read.Gives an insider’s view to these two prestigious institutions. Near to Nandos, The Junction, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Chiquito, Cinema etc only 2 minute walk. It is a great read for students applying to colleges. The Jesus College divestment saga continues with a popular-supported petition, Back at it again with the romance and Covid questions. Here is a brief overview of the main pros and cons of each college that may help you! Tracey Emin. Everything you are about to read has been written by current and recently graduated students at the University of Cambridge, to give you honest information about what it’s like to be a student at Cambridge. Mind you, at least we have decent kitchens... Quite a long way from South Cambridge sites - e.g. 20-22 Wenlock Road, Loads of super cool art, by women – e.g. Out of the way of busy tourist places in the summer - you are never disturbed by people wandering through college aimlessly like in central colleges. Established in 1768, becoming a constituent college in 2010, with about 600 undergrads. In 2015-16 MBAs were placed across 22 different Cambridge Colleges. Strong sports teams, most sports in top division (including football, rugby netball), Games room with pool table, table tennis, piano and games machines, Not right in the centre of town, so you get less tourist traffic. The towns. will give you a hard time for no reason, Does not have a "friendly and unpretentious" atmosphere as this page used to say - some people are friendly, others are not, some are pretentious (many try unsuccessfully disguise it...), some are not, It can very often seem like the college cares a lot more about making money off of external conferences than student's welfare, Is not "close to everything", unless by everything you mean Sainsbury's and a couple of departments - some departments are a decent cycle away, Non-private does not imply state comprehensive: like every other college, almost everyone here that didn't go to private school went to a grammar/extremely good state school, Tourists - they crowd the main entrance on King's Parade, and when it's sunny are without exception wandering around the chapel area and back lawn and often into places they shouldn't be, i.e. Difficult to get to know everyone in your year – there are over 250 undergrads per year, so it's a big college. Good mix of genders and private/state educated people. Don't be fooled by the pleasant exterior – Homerton bops are renowned for students smearing shit on the walls. First year accommodation is right next to the University Library and two minutes from the humanities faculty buildings. The old part of the college is stunning, but the new Cripps Building is divisive with many thinking it incredibly ugly. SO many tourists, especially around plodge. Oxford University and Cambridge University, like all UK universities, require students to apply to a particular major or course, which cannot be changed. These colleges mix students studying all subjects, as well as undergraduates and postgraduates. Last year, their Senior Tutor stopped condoms from being included in freshers’ welcome packs. Beautiful grounds, good river access and lots of punts, Excellent location half way between city centre and Sidgwick site, so equally ideal for arts/humanities students (don't be deterred by the name, it isn't just scientists!). One of the most central colleges – really near King’s. Great supervisors. It is this kind of genuine dialogue that is most relevant to students today considering the unlimited opportunities before them . A bit normcore – people usually forget about it. Graham Chapman went here, as did John Harvard (yes, Among the highest gender ratios - 2018 cohort was 51.5% female, 71.9% of uk students in 2018 were from state schools, On the larger side, lots of opportunity to meet people but not huge like homerton, johns, trinity etc, The College Drinking Society invited members to go out and 'smash the girls', You can't walk on the grass in the front court, There are very few ovens so self-catering can be difficult, Internet connection cuts out occasionally. I read Economics at Corpus Christi 2009–12. Thank you Namita for this insightful read. Free laundry! More laid-back atmosphere than many others, since it’s modern and you can walk on the grass. Pop culture has elevated not only the architecture of Oxford University to mythic status (read: Harry Potter), but also some of the practices that make Oxford University and Cambridge University experiences unique. The college is very small which is good for getting to know everyone, but some people might not like it, Cheapest formal in Cambridge but still good food, candlelit, very atmospheric, and held every evening, Food hall (Ramsay) serves cheap but nice food, Very friendly and small enough you can know everyone if you want to, Far enough out that there are very few tourists but still 5 mins walk from Sainsbury's, so fairly central, Most river frontage of all colleges and has a 'beach'. We spoke to boxing promoter and frequently-memed sports giant, Eddie Hearn, I investigated the livestream experience and am kind of a huge fan, An isolating household was fined £25 each for breaking college rules, ‘To expect the same academic output as a normal term is unrealistic’. If your student doesn’t care to ever again solve another maths problem, or conversely, analyse another novel, the one-track focus of Oxford and Cambridge is right for her. Members: graduate and undergraduate Far from centre (15-20 minute walk), inconvenient without a bike compared to others, though not as far as Girton or Homerton. She holds a Masters in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, University of Oxford. More Nobel Prize winners (32) than most countries and more than any other Oxbridge college. Recently refurbished bar ('Club Room' - complete with free pool and table football, with dance floor/DJ sound+lighting systems for bops) and antique-style wood-panelled Old Combination Room is a favourite for studying and relaxing. Established in 1584, with about 500 undergrads. The College has two Nobel Laureates. One of the only colleges to be founded as secular - none of the weird cultural Christianity of a chapel and such, but we have equal access to Selwyn chapel across the road, can sing in their choir and their chaplain also has an office here, we also have a non denominational prayer room, Number of direct applicants increasing each year so beginning to lose its reputation as having lots of people pooled to here, Garden party or June event each year instead of a may ball - much cheaper (~£30-40 instead of £125+), still a fun and fancy party with unlimited drink, and you don't get kicked out of your accommodation for a night like at a few colleges with a big may ball, 5th most expensive college to live at (though generous with bursaries), Has library fines (very easy to just keep renewing books though).
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