What makes Geography so appealing is that it’s such a diverse and varied subject, and the Cambridge course really makes the best of this. In first year, you study both Human and Physical Geography which is a fantastic way to get an overview of the whole discipline. I knew before I arrived that I was probably going to be a Human Geographer, but I really enjoyed studying the Physical side too, and it helped me find new connections between different topics.
By far the best thing about Jesus is the people. I’ve gotten to know so many fantastic people in the short time I’ve been here, and I’m yet to meet someone in College I haven’t gotten along with. Jesus admits four or five Geographers each year, which makes for a fairly small and close group. It’s great to be going through the degree with a group of firm friends, and even though the workload is hard we manage to find plenty of time to enjoy ourselves.
Moving to the city from a small village in Yorkshire, I wanted to be in the heart of Cambridge, but not overwhelmed by crowds of tourists. Jesus has the perfect location - the College is just a five-minute walk from the shops and market square, but is away from the busiest parts of the city centre. The College grounds are beautiful too; because Jesus’ playing fields are within College, there’s loads of green spaces to enjoy. There’s even a college nature trail!