What is it like to study in Cambridge?
Cambridge is the flattest city in the UK, an hour North of London. This city is well-known for its cyclists, as this is the quickest and cheapest mode of transport, with anywhere in Central Cambridge being a 30 minute cycle ride maximum.
As read on ‘the Times Higher Education’, Cambridge University is ranked the 3rd best University in the WORLD 2020!
The best part of Cambridge is the amount of green areas for you to enjoy. The Botanical Gardens is a beautiful place to visit, to explore all kinds of nature from Cacti to English Roses! The river is a place for all kinds of fun activities such as Punting, swimming, kayaking, canoeing and more.
Punting is well known in Cambridge, with tours offered to take you around Cambridge University Colleges, with guides teaching you the amazing history surrounding you. Cambridge University was the home and school to Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking, Alan Turing, Prince Charles of Wales and Stephen Fry!
Fun Cambridge Traditions:
There is an annual Rowing Race between Cambridge University and Oxford University. This is a huge event for both rival universities, on a 4.2 mile course which goes through the river Thames in London alongside millions of supporters watching both online and in person.
In 2019. Cambridge beat Oxford in the Championship & Women’s races, so will Oxford win next time?
There is also a fun Cardboard Boat competition held every summer, where students and the public all take part. They build their ow boats out of Cardboard and Tape only, and whoever’s Boat survives the short course the best without sinking, wins! This is a great day out for the whole local community.
In May, the Cambridge University students all traditionally jump off a low bridge into the river Cam to celebrate graduating! You will see hundreds of students walking the streets in their graduation hats and gowns.