Cambridge

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I loved the city and I would love to move there after uni if I could afford it the nights out are great and the eating out is great.

By sweptcheetah904 On 9th July 2015

Study in Cambridge

Cambridge is a city famous for higher education and is home to two universities, University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University.

 

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University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is one of the most famous and prestigious universities in the world. It is the second oldest university in the English-speaking language and has a vast history of notable alumni such as Charles Darwin, Stephen Fry and Zadie Smith. Today the university has over 20,000 students from 150 countries that make up its 31 colleges which cover a vast array of subjects and specialised areas of research.

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Anglia Ruskin University

The Cambridge campus of Anglia Ruskin University is just a stone’s throw away from the city centre. The campus boasts fantastic facilities such as the Business School, a brand-new Science Centre, the Mumford Theatre, Ruskin Gallery and much more. The teaching at Anglia Ruskin has been awarded a Silver by the Teaching Excellence Framework.

 

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Cambridge Student Life

Having been renowned for learning since the 13th century, Cambridge is a city that is really geared towards students. It is a vibrant, compact city, with plenty to do away from your desk. 

Cost of Living

It is expensive around here but it is a lovely location, we are close to everything

By member1145616 On 12th February 20

 

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Nights Out

Cambridge is primarily a pub city, but there are a few clubs too. Ballare club, Fez, Lola Lo and the Junction all offer different types of music. If you are at the University of Cambridge then you’ll also get used to going to “bops”, which are parties put on by the colleges and are a fundamental part of life as a student at the university!

Public Transport

Cambridge is known as the “city of cycling”! 1 in 5 journeys are made on a bike making it a safe city to cycle around, with bike parks everywhere. 

If you are looking to get out of the city, Cambridge has frequent train services to London, Ipswich, Peterborough, King’s Lynn, Birmingham and Stansted Airport. Equally, it is well connected by road and you can get great deals through coach companies that travel all around the UK. 

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Shopping

Cambridge has superb shopping, there’s a huge range of retail areas clustered around different shopping centres. There’s the Grand Arcade, the Grafton Centre and the Beehive Centre to start you off, while Mill Road has independent shops and cafes, and international food supermarkets.

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Museums & Galleries

Cambridge is brimming with museums and galleries! To name a few of the standouts, there's the Fitzwilliam Museum, Kettle’s Yard for modern art, Cambridge Museum of Technology, the Museum of Zoology, the Museum of Archeology and Anthropology and the Museum of Classical Archaeology.

 

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Music

Cambridge Junction was opened by the legendary John Peel in 1990 and has brought in big-name musicians as well as supporting up-and-coming artists. Today this social enterprise comprises of three venues that cover music, dance, theatre, spoken word and comedy.

 

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Theatre

Cambridge Arts Theatre is well known for its a varied programme of drama, dance, opera and pantomime. Also in Cambridge, is ‘In Situ’, a group which focuses on taking cutting-edge performance out of the theatre and into unusual spaces.

 

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Architecture

The architecture in Cambridge city centre is amazing. There are great walking tours to learn about the history, however, we think there is no better way to view these iconic buildings than by punting down the River Cam. You can’t get any more Cambridge than that!

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member1145616
12th February 2020

It is expensive around...

It is expensive around here but it is a lovely location , we are close to everything read more

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member1042254
18th September 2019

A very beautiful city.

A very beautiful city. read more

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12th July 2015
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Munchkin1436
9th July 2015

Good transport and shopping,...

Good transport and shopping, most other aspects are as you would expect for cambridge read more

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9th July 2015

I loved the city and...

I loved the city and I would love to move there after uni if I could afford it the nights out are great and the eating out is great. read more

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member1210652
9th July 2015

not a particularly exciting...

not a particularly exciting City, expensive read more

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29th April 2015
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KatieP
29th April 2015

The cost of living in...

The cost of living in Cambridge is really expensive - with rents similar to London prices. As a student, the price of your accommodation will depend on how rich your college is. There aren't many places to eat out, most students just eat in their college's hall. Eating out is very expensive if you do it. There are only three clubs in Cambridge and they're all a bit boring/ cheezy, as well as being pretty expensive. Students often attend "bops" run by colleges, which are usually cheaper and more fun. Pretty much everyone cycles everywhere, although there are also plenty of buses to get around. The train station provides easy access to London, and there are also several coach routes, e.g. to Oxford. read more

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29th April 2015
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member118239
28th April 2015

Expensive tourist heaven....

Expensive tourist heaven. But good variety (if you have the money) read more

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28th April 2015
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