I chose Jesus College because I had done my undergraduate degree at another College in Cambridge, and always felt that Jesus students were the most friendly and often the most relaxed (although also some of the most hard-working!). It seemed to me that the pastoral support at Jesus was of a very high standard, and I was proved right during my year studying for an MMus.
I didn't live in College accommodation, but I still managed to make friends and make the most of the facilities offered in college. Everyone is super friendly and helpful! I was also able to access a travel grant from the College, which has enabled me to travel to Sweden to pursue my musical interests.
The central location of Jesus College is also very helpful (as well as its proximity to bus stops for getting in and out of Cambridge!) and there were plenty of willing friends from the MCR who were happy to walk my exuberant yellow Labrador on Jesus Green whenever I had meetings in college!
Being a postgraduate at Jesus College has boosted my confidence enormously, and I have rediscovered my love of learning, aided by the fabulous library (who ordered quite a few obscure books about choral singing for me!) and the wonderful team of music staff and academics. I have made some fabulous friends, and feel like I am now able to take the next steps in my career. My Masters course only lasted nine months, but I wish I could have studied here for longer!