It only seems like yesterday that I was meeting 2014s batch of students, and yet here we are, the very start of our July program, a year later. It’s my fifth summer working with Reach Cambridge, but the excitement of the arrival day never gets old – it is amazing to welcome students from all over the world, knowing that they have an incredible three weeks ahead of them.
One of my favourite parts of the day is giving students a tour of the college they will be staying in, and the city centre. Introducing people to Cambridge for the first time is always great, as everyone is blown away when they arrive by just how beautiful it is. It’s also really nice to see students at the beginning of the their time at Reach, finding out where things are for the first time, knowing that by the end of the program, they will have explored all the restaurants and cafes and shops, and know Cambridge really well.
After settling into their rooms, all the students had their first meal of the course in college dining halls, which look like they’re out of Harry Potter! Following this was the Welcome Talk, a chance to go through what to expect over the next three weeks in a little more detail, and then students from each corridor met with their ‘Corridor Supervisor’ who will be staying alongside them. We enjoyed a really warm, lovely evening (just look at the picture of King’s Chapel from Trinity Hall!) before heading to bed after a tiring day of travelling ready for the first day of classes tomorrow.
Written by Flossie, Program Coordinator