Year 11 and 12 welcomed student representatives from Queens College, Cambridge who spent an hour with them as part of their annual student roadshow. The hall was filled with curious Year 11 students, and a few committed Year 12s who all wanted to see what real Cambridge students were like! Obviously, we discovered they are perfectly normal humans and their passion for their subjects and the university really stood out.
The focus of their talk was about debunking many of the myths people hear about Cambridge University and celebrating all the fantastic opportunities on offer there beyond the academic including the Quidditch team and the vibrant comedy scene. The students also emphasised the welfare support on offer and raved about the College Parents scheme which involves being “married off” to a fellow student in the first year, and then in the second year adopting some first years as your “children”. This buddy system helped them make friends and ensured they always had a support network of students around them, as well as being able to go to the nurse, porters, tutors and other staff available in their college.