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Studying at University of Cambridge
Top ranking in the world for research and education, the University of Cambridge is renowned for its quality of teaching and long stretching history which includes 65 Nobel Prize winners. The university occupies many buildings around the city of Cambridge and has an impressive 114 libraries over its 31 colleges and 150 departments. The Colleges aim to provide independent places where students can socialise and live together and provide a sense of community.
There is a main Students' Union CUSU and also college Students’ Unions that operate on a smaller scale and represent CUSU.The university runs several student newspapers that include Varsity, The Cambridge Student and The Tab. Cam FM is a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and Angela Ruskin University.
Creative arts at the University of Cambridge have a very strong position in student life. There are many art exhibitions held in various venues such as the Fitzwilliam Museum, Kettle's Yard, Museum of Zoology and The Polar Museum as well as theatre productions in the ADC Theatre, orchestral concerts at the West Road Concert Hall, and contemporary dance and ballet. Over the years, the Footlights Dramatic Club has been the starting place for many famous actors. The university also has its own Botanic Gardens that runs workshops and displays throughout the year
The sporting reputation of the university is famous, in particular for its annual competition with Oxford university in the Boat Race. 50 Olympic Medals have been won over its history from athletes that have studied at Cambridge and have made use of the facilities available. These include gyms, fitness suites, an indoor cricket school, a Lawn Tennis Club, athletics track and a Hockey Club that is home to Cambridge City Hockey Club. As well as benefiting themselves from these facilities, students are also encouraged to get involved with Student Community Action that enables them to volunteer in sports for the community. Additionally there are many sports clubs for more diverse areas such as gliding, polo, riding, cruising, amateur boxing, ice hockey and orienteering.
Famous for many areas (including the amount of bikes in use to travel the city), the University of Cambridge is also home to Cambridge University Press, a publishing house with more than 50 global offices.
Well known alumni of the University of Cambridge are numerous and include Sir Isaac Newton, Sir Francis Bacon, Charles Darwin, Ernest Rutherford, Stephen Hawking, W.M. Thackeray, Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Michael Redgrave, Sacha Baron Cohen and Sam Mendes.
24 University of Cambridge Reviews
Excellent university providing us with countless opportunities, both academic and extracurricular, whilst pastoral care and social needs are simultaneously catered for through the unique college-based education offered only at Oxford and Cambridge. Meanwhile, however, Cambridge trumps Oxford through its 'feeling' - Oxford can feel like a large - and for some, intimidatingly grand, city. Cambridge is a beautiful and diverse city, yet manages to always maintain the quaintness of a rural market town.
The university doesn't really have a campus as such, but is instead spread all around the city. This makes it a really beautiful city, but unfortunately means that tourists are constantly getting in your way to lectures. The facilities offered by the university aren't particularly good - the sports centre is miles out of town (and quite expensive), and other facilities generally depend upon your college. There are loads of clubs and societies to get involved in, at both a college and university level, and plenty of support if you want to set up your own society. The Students Union is basically non-existent, consisting of a dingy office in a basement somewhere. The career opportunities for Cambridge graduates are generally very good - employers recognise that a degree from Cambridge is really hard. However, students are banned from getting part time jobs during term time which can reduce your work experience. WiFi is only present in some colleges and lecture halls.
Students union - does it exist as a building (collegiate system problems) but in college support is great. Wifi is pretty much all around town but some areas much slower than others. So many societies!! And lots of departments and tons of libraries.