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How to Write an Essay

Newest member of the Reach Cambridge year-round team, Luke, gives you some pointers on how to write a good essay. (Luke has a BA from the University of Cambridge in Classics, so we reckon he knows his stuff!) Whether it be in school or university, the skill of how to write a good essay is a…
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Where Are They Now?: ‘Reach prepared me for university life'

Beatriz is a Reach Cambridge Alumna 2014. She is now studying at a top-ranking UK university. Her story is especially worth reading for anyone who isn’t sure yet what subject they want to devote their time to studying… What to Study? Four summers ago I attended Reach Cambridge, where I studied Psychology for three weeks….
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Guest Post: Sabre Education

Every summer, Reach Cambridge students band together to raise money – and awareness – for Sabre Education, a charity that works to provide education in rural Ghana. Students involved in the Community Outreach add-on learn project management skills as they collaborate on fundraising events. Then the remaining students, plus supervisors, staff, and even the townspeople…
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Spring 2018: Day 9

The students were up early again today, and after a continental breakfast they headed off to their subject-specific classes. In medicine, the students explored sensory perception with their specialist tutor. After studying the theory, students experienced ‘The Third Hand Illusion’. In this experiment, a prosthetic arm was placed next to the real right-hand arm. A…
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Spring 2018: Day 8

As our students are all well and truly settled in to life at Reach having spent yesterday bonding and getting to know each other, today was the perfect day to take them on their second official excursion. This morning, we headed off to the beautiful local town of Ely. Just a 10 minute train ride…
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Spring 2018: Day 5

This morning was our final morning of subject classes for this week. Highlights included Emergency Medicine in the Life Science and Medicine class – students were taught how to assess a casualty and practised bandages and basic first aid principles. In Psychology, they looked at cognitive psychology and its methods through the study of brain…
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Spring 2018: Day 3

Our students really experienced all that Cambridge has to offer on this bright, beautiful sunshine day! The day started off with a traditional cooked breakfast in a local restaurant, followed by another morning of subject classes. Highlights from the subject classes today included anatomy and dissection in both Psychology and Life Sciences and Medicine, as…
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Work Smarter, Not Harder: Study Skills You Can Start Today

Whether you’re revising for an exam, planning an assignment or writing an essay, you’re going to want to use the time you have productively. Perhaps you wish you had more time, or that you work wasn’t so complicated. The good news is you can buy yourself time and get a better sense of how to…
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Fun in Trinity Hall

2017: Our Year at Reach Cambridge

It’s been a busy, exciting and inspiring year here at Reach! Highlights include our first ever spring program (read all about it in our spring daily blog posts) and our first ever 7-week summer (again – find out all about it in our summer daily blog posts). We’ve also welcomed more students from all over…
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10: TWELVE DAYS OF REACH – Our Ten Favourite Student Photos!

We absolutely love seeing the wonderful photos that students take during their time with us. Sometimes, we love these photos so much that we repost them on our Instagram page! So here are our top ten favourite reposts. You can see more on our Instagram page. Especially over this next ten days, we want to…
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