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My favourite thing about Jesus is its welcoming community, and the plethora of societies on offer for all abilities and interests. Despite never having picked up an oar in my life, I was welcomed right away into Jesus College Boat Club and I’ve found a new passion for rowing! My best Cambridge memory so far is taking part in the ‘Bumps’ rowing race in first year, which was an absolutely exhilarating experience.

I chose Natural Sciences because I loved studying both Biology and Chemistry at A Level, and found myself unable to choose between them for further study. Continuing one without the other would have left me with several unanswered questions, whereas the Natural Sciences Tripos means I can study modules from across the Sciences. It also allows me to broaden my knowledge of the scientific world, so I can become more well-rounded.

I was especially drawn to the Natural Sciences course at Cambridge because of the variety of subjects that are offered in all three years, which allows me to tailor my degree to my own interests. It’s no great surprise that I’ve greatly enjoyed my course so far, especially the practical elements. Although I’ve chosen biological modules for my second year, I still hugely benefitted from studying Chemistry in first year as I can now apply that knowledge to other subjects.

I chose Jesus College because of its location in the town. It’s very close to the centre of town, which made it convenient for attending my lectures and practicals, but it’s not overrun by tourists and has plenty of greenery, which was important to me.

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