Prospective students get a taste of College life

Fifty Year 12 students from across the UK joined Trinity’s Humanities Residential this week where they attended lectures, met current students and Fellows, and explored Cambridge.

Now in its eighth year, the free three-day event offers students a fascinating taste of life at Cambridge. Ellie Wood, one of Trinity’s two Schools Liaison Officers, said:

It’s a fantastic opportunity to get an insight into Cambridge College life, try out lectures by our academics, and talk to current students about what it’s like to live and study at Cambridge.

Many of the students who attended previous events have gone on to leading universities including Cambridge.

Schools Liaison Officer, Terri-Leigh Riley, said the residential was aimed at students interested in studying English, History, Geography, Languages, Politics, Law, Philosophy and Theology. Lectures at this year’s event included: Democracy in Ancient Athens, Does climate change cause collapse? How a Historical perspective is vital to the study of poverty today, and Why Study Law?

‘So there is something for any student interested in a pursuing a humanities subject at university,’ says Terri-Leigh. It’s not all hard work though. ‘Over the two days there are tours of the College, visits to Faculties and Departments, and of course a punting trip.’

For the first time, residential participants also had the opportunity to meet representatives from Cambridge student societies – from Footlights and Varsity, to LGTBT+ Society and the African and Caribbean Society.

You can find out more about upcoming Trinity residentials, including the second Stonehouse Residential for Year 11 students.

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