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Student Leen looks forward to Reach Cambridge 2015

“Maybe you’ll learn how to read minds,” was what my cousin told me when I broke the news of me going to study psychology at Reach Cambridge this August. Ever since the first Harry Potter movie came out, my cousin had been a Hogwarts fanatic, and me going to a university that resembles Hogwarts made him…
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What’s going on in Cambridge 2015

2014 was another amazing year in Cambridge. It was marked by some pretty big events: in January, Prince William started a full-time course at the university, and in July, one of the greatest sporting events in the world, the Tour de France, raced through the city (read what Reach Cambridge staff and students made of…
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Day 19: The Bronte Parsonage Museum from a student’s perspective, Hwa Chong Institution, Singapore

Bacon and eggs again. Later, an olde house upon a recluse hillside a galaxy away. Well, at least the air is warm with the glorious blaze of the sun. Across the globe however, the same flame-ball never fails to set alight my country Singapore. Seems like today is a miraculous, even mix of invisible snow…
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Day 18: Psychology student from Catholic Junior College, Singapore

I wanted to attend the psychology course provided by REACH Cambridge because psychology as a career path has been something I’ve been toying around with in my head for quite a while, even though I knew close to nothing about it. In fact, it might have been my utter ignorance of the field which drove…
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Day 11: World Fair

Today was another busy day in the Reach diary. The students attended lessons as normal in the morning, before making their way to Downing College for the group photograph! The Biotechnology class took part in a laboratory experiment in the afternoon that involved them isolating a gene commonly found in jellyfish. The gene enables the…
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Day Ten: Subject classes, punting and Cambridge tours

Today was another hectic one at Reach; the students had their first day of subject lessons as well as a chauffeured punt on the Cam and an historical tour of Cambridge. The supervisors were on hand to shepherd students from three colleges to their classes, split between Trinity Hall, Downing College and the Geography department….
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Day Five: CV/ interview practice and summer school disco

Not often do you wake up, have breakfast, then find yourself a few minutes later in a rounders game! However, that’s how day five started for some of us. At 9am, I took half the students with supervisors Billy and Lewis to the Downing Paddock where we set up a game of rounders, initially, supervisors…
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Michelle from the July 2014 summer program talks about her experience…

Living in Hong Kong, an international community, I was already very much exposed to a variety of different cultures and believed that I had a brief understanding of them. Coming to Reach and being here for the past few weeks has made me realise that there was more to them than I initially thought. This…
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