Our visit to Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge UniversityPosted on: 30/11/2018
On 30th November, Copthall students from Year 10, 11 and 12 visited Gonville and Caius College at Cambridge University where they received talks about the Cambridge application process, Cambridge/university life and the benefits of the Oxbridge programme. After being treated to a delicious lunch in the dining hall, we were taken on a trip around the college and observed many sights such as Stephen Hawking's old office while he studied at the college. This was a wonderful opportunity for the students to find out more about this prestigious university and the talks managed to debunk some of the negative stereotypes that both Cambridge and Oxford have. Finally, we were lucky enough to go on a tour around Queens College, which gave the students a chance to ask the Cambridge students questions in order to gain a realistic view of what life is really like at the university. For example, the 'supervisions' which are small classes tailored to the topic which are unique to Cambridge and Oxford (in Oxford they are called tutorials). Overall, this was a great opportunity that inspired Copthall students to aim high, with many leaving Cambridge considering applying there when they are able to.