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Day 15: One Big Community

After a hectic weekend of excursions, we started our Monday at Reach a bit of a lie in – students really appreciated the later breakfast and more leisurely start to class! The sun was shining in Cambridge after lunch time, as we headed out to the Paddock for some sports in the sunshine.  As well as…
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Day 6: Uni Advance

The students at Reach Cambridge are lucky enough to be able to strike a balance between intellectual and personal development. As an international summer school one of the other advantages is being able to introduce the students to the wide range of opportunities that England has to offer. Thus one of the additions to the…
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Day Two: World Fair!

Classes were in full swing already by this morning; we were particularly impressed by the efforts of the Maths and Engineering students with the model bridges that they created in the workshop of the Cambridge Engineering Department – there was definitely a lot of architectural flair shining through! After class many students headed into town…
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Trinity Hall College: A Supervisor’s View

The first 5 days of the Cambridge summer school has come and gone now and it seems as if the students are starting to feel truly at home in the setting of Trinity Hall College (one of two Cambridge Colleges Reach students are staying in this July – check back soon for a post on…
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An insight into UK Universities

Cambridge in the summer is typically packed with people of all ages: tourists visiting from London for the day, students participating in summer programs, and university students from elsewhere who stop by to soak up the ambiance of this quintessential university town. The past few days have seen another influx of students: prospective applicants to…
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May Bumps: The battle of the Cambridge colleges

If you walk through Cambridge today you’ll see students everywhere – having picnics in the parks, taking leisurely punting trips, and wondering round the shops. And they all look really very happy. Why is this? It’s because after months of hard work, exams have finally finished! You may also notice that people can, all of…
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Famous alumni of the University of Cambridge!

The University of Cambridge has a very long history of academic excellence. The University recently celebrated its 800th birthday. As you might imagine, in its 800 year history Cambridge has been home to many famous names, in fact there are far too many to mention! Here are just a few of the University’s alumni who…
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Downing College

Each summer, Reach Cambridge students live in the historic colleges of the University of Cambridge, giving them the opportunity to get a real taste for student life in the city. Throughout the year, Downing College is home to hundreds of undergraduate graduate students, graduate students, and staff, but every July and August students from Reach…
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Trinity Hall

Trinity Hall is one of the prettiest colleges in Cambridge and a select number of us at Reach Cambridge are lucky enough to stay there during the summer course. Founded in 1350, it is the fifth oldest surviving Cambridge college and existed nearly two centuries before its neighbour, Trinity College (with which it must not…
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