Students capture life at Cambridge

From an atmospheric image of a bridge over the River Cam to an original collage, a group of sixth-formers have managed to capture the essence of student life at Cambridge.

Every year a student-led shadowing scheme led by Cambridge University Students’ Union (CUSU) offers year 12 pupils from state schools the chance to spend three days at the university. They attend lectures, have a tour of the city and get the opportunity to meet undergraduates.

This year, the 350 prospective applicants who took part were invited to share their experiences by entering a photography and diary competition.

The winner of the diary category was Shabnam Tariq from Thomas Rotherham College in South Yorkshire. “I had an amazing time on the shadowing scheme and it has made me want to study medicine at Cambridge even more,” she wrote. “I learnt that nobody is arrogant, obnoxious and has 20 A levels.”

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