I chose to study Engineering at Cambridge because I really enjoyed the subjects that I studied at A-level (Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Economics), and I liked the practical side of the Engineering course at Cambridge. The Cambridge course differs from other Universities as you are taught General Engineering for the first two years, after which you specialise into your chosen branch of Engineering. This attracted me to the course as it means that you get a basic understanding of all types of engineering (Mechanical, Structural, Electrical etc) before having to choose which direction to take.
Cambridge is an amazing place to study Engineering – many of the lecturers and supervisors are world's leading experts in their fields. There is also a brilliant department with some fantastic machinery and a great learning environment. The course is challenging at times, but it is equally enjoyable, and you get a fantastic education if you come to Cambridge.
Jesus College is a brilliant college. When I applied to Cambridge, I originally chose a different college, but I was accepted to Jesus through the Winter Pool system. I am glad this happened as Jesus College is a great place to live. There are plenty of sports teams and music societies, as well as the fact that the college is beautiful to look at. It is also ideally located – all accommodation and sports facilities on site, but the College is still close enough that the town centre is within walking distance. There is a friendly atmosphere at Jesus and you get to meet lots of people from all around the UK and the world.