Jesus is known for being the friendly College, and I really felt that aspect of our ethos while walking around during the open day I attended. This, coupled with the lovely and historic atmosphere, pushed me to apply here.
I chose to study Economics because I appreciate how it explains the world around us via informative interpretations and predictions. Cambridge was the natural choice, given its reputation as having the most rigorous and wide-ranging undergraduate Economics course in the world. I’ve really enjoyed the course’s blend of mathematics, problem-solving and essay-writing, rooted in models which aid in understanding real word phenomena.
My favourite thing about Jesus has to be the focus on being well-rounded. Whilst Cambridge is of course a highly academic institution, I really appreciate the individuality that the College encourages through its provision of high-quality music and sporting opportunities. Its facilities are among the best in Cambridge, with spacious, affordable accommodation as well as on-site music rooms, sports pitches, and a gym.
Taking on a wide range of committee roles in student societies, both at College and University level, has been the most enjoyable part of my university experience so far. As a member of the Jesus May Ball Committee, I’ve been able to collaborate with students from other years within a close-knit team, which has been a truly rewarding experience.