27 Sep Exploration into the University of Cambridge
An enjoyable day!
On the 18th September 2019, 24 students had the opportunity to look around the University of Cambridge. The trip was mainly focussed on the Faculty of Physics at Gonville and Caius located at the heart of Cambridge. The first event that we attended was a Q&A session with a Psychology student. She told us what it was like being a student at Cambridge and about the accommodation and services provided to undergraduate students. We were also told about the grade requirements, application process and work ethic needed in order to apply for the University of Cambridge.
After the Q&A session we had a tour of the Gonville & Caius College, which is one of 31 colleges in Cambridge University. We were lucky enough to be taken around the campus and feel the experience of living at Caius which is a calm and quiet place which has many places to study, for example the Gonville and Ciaus library, which has 100 working spaces and around 60,000 volumes of books and journals. There are also many social spaces to relax and good sports facilities.
In the afternoon we took part in 8 activities in the Physics Department at the Cavendish laboratories, the medical Mavericks, where students got to see and use some of the equipment including ultrasound probes and key hole surgery equipment. We also took part in the AWE session, which taught the students about states of matter, in particular plasma, and they discussed their role in developing nuclear weapons for the army.
By Aylin Acar 10B, Cole Otite 10B and Sorna Chondhury 10A.