I studied undergraduate Natural Sciences (specialising in Physics) at Trinity College between 1994 and 1998. I enjoyed my time at Trinity so much that I decided to continue my education there and studied for an extra three and a half years to obtain a PhD in Astrophysics. I am now working for the University as a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Astronomy.
After a preliminary visit to Cambridge with my school I decided that out of all the colleges I'd seen I wanted to go to Trinity. I studied for my A-levels at an ordinary mixed state school in the North-West. Although people from my school had studied at Cambridge, no-one had ever applied to Trinity, therefore I was advised against applying. Fortunately for me I ignored that advice and consequently spent a very happy eight years at Trinity.
As a Trinity student you will receive a great amount of support from your fellow students and the staff. Although the college has one of the largest student bodies in Cambridge, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Furthermore it has an excellent academic reputation.
As a science student you will be lectured in a large group with all science students from other colleges. Your timetable will be challenging and tiring but will offer you the opportunity to study new subjects providing you with a breadth of knowledge that is unique to Cambridge. In your first two years you will be supervised within Trinity by a whole range of staff, from senior lecturers to extremely talented graduate students.
Many are aware that Trinity has the financial means to assist its students in a number of ways but it has other kinds of wealth, in the form of the diversity of student backgrounds, college societies and academic interests.
I am proud to be a member of Trinity College but most of all I am grateful for all the doors that were opened for me and all the friendships that I made.
Natural Sciences; Astrophysics
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