Students were met at Robinson College by Katie Vernon, the college’s Schools Liaison & Outreach Officer. She gave an informative talk about the admissions process for university in general and Cambridge specifically, dispelling common myths and fears about the applications process, life at Cambridge, and the cost of studying in the UK.
We were then provided with a free hot lunch in the college’s canteen, sampling some of Cambridge’s tastiest morsels, followed by a tour of the college with two Robinson undergraduate students. Highlights included a visit to the college’s chapel with its renowned stained glass window, a tour of the library, a look at the college’s extensive gardens, and a chance to see the college’s drama society rehearsing for its upcoming production of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
After the formal part of the day ended, we headed off into town for some free time exploring the historical city centre and looking at other colleges.
Students on the trip described it as “very interesting and insightful to life at Cambridge”, saying “it was really good and made me less worried about applying!”
Massive thank you to Robinson’s Katie Vernon for all her help in organising the trip, as well as to our student tour-guides, Mark and Patrick.