Before applying, I thought it was far out of my reach, that Cambridge was only for naturally gifted geniuses, but after I started studying I realised that couldn’t be further from the truth.
The vast majority of people here work hard and love their subject, by far the most important factors for making the most of studying your subject at university. Jesus has a really strong contingent of historians sitting a range of papers, so we all give each other help and advice as well as learning from academic staff. It’s an added bonus getting to study in such beautiful historical buildings!
Cambridge really is one of the best universities in the world to study history - the resources, libraries, and teaching staff available to undergraduates are unparalleled.