Cambridge University Summer School

As part of the school’s programme to support More Able and Talented (MAT) pupils, Bishop Vaughan helps pupils identify suitable work experience and summer school opportunities. This year, several pupils applied for a summer school at Christ’s College in Cambridge University. Two of our pupils, Hollie and Emma, were successful in their applications and spent 4 days in the historic surroundings of the best university in the UK. Hollie described their time there:

“Emma and I had brilliant time staying in Christ’s College in Cambridge University  from 21st – 24th August this year. We slept in the hall of residence and ate in the hall among the students so as to give us the full ‘Cambridge experience’- and we loved it! The ancient college is situated centrally in a beautiful town. In between challenging academic sessions, we were able to explore the local area (and even go punting, which I misread as hunting and was very relieved to be corrected.) Academic sessions gave us a much wider knowledge of our desired university course, and gave us great insight into the education system at Cambridge (which I thoroughly enjoyed. Emma, on the other hand, seemed less enthused about degree level physics of fluidity, strangely.) We were given an opportunity to visit other colleges that form Cambridge University. I was shocked to discover the diversity as colleges ranged from tiny (Gonville + Caius) to gigantic (Kings), ancient- Peterhouse was built in the 1100s- and modern, as the most recent addition was in the 1970s. Overall, our experience at Cambridge University was both extremely informative and thoroughly enjoyable…and I’m overjoyed that they’ve asked us back for next summer. Needless to say I cannot wait!”