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I chose to study Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES) at Cambridge due to my love for languages. I was keen to pick up new languages in addition to those which I had studied at school. The AMES tripos is excellent for this: in Years 1 and 2 I studied Arabic and Persian, and in my final year I am studying Arabic and Hindi. The small class sizes are excellent and really aid in the learning of new languages.
The degree is excellent with regards to the choice of...
The content of the Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Tripos has truly opened my eyes to the world and continues to deepen my understanding of the myriad of factors that influence everything from interpersonal interactions to widespread social issues that we face everyday. The multidisciplinary nature of the course provides many dimensions of knowledge that can help in any discussion you might find yourself in!
Studying Computer Science at Cambridge has been a great springboard into my career. Starting out as a software engineer, I used my skills to move into project management and then programme management at a large multinational company.
Studying at Cambridge means that you can apply what you learn to any new problem and is proof that you are willing to work hard and achieve. Jesus College is a wonderfully supportive and stimulating environment to achieve your best whilst also enjoying student life.
I am a second year Natural Scientist at Jesus College studying biochemistry, cell and developmental biology and chemistry. I was particularly drawn to this course as it offers a wide range of both physical and biological subjects, with the opportunity to increasingly specialise over the years. For me studying in this multidisciplinary environment has been hugely beneficial and will be a great advantage for later research.
For Natural Science students, a lot of the contact time is at the University level. I have really enjoyed the opportunity to meet...
I knew straight away that Jesus College was the one that I really wanted to go to. It is a beautiful and old College steeped in traditions and everyone I have met here has been lovely and supportive, which makes all the hard work so worthwhile. Classics here is really strong, with a number of eminent scholars teaching us on a regular basis who all specialise in different fields. I feel very privileged to be learning from them.
Classics is such a varied degree because it incorporates languages, history,...