University of Cambridge
Cambridge | East Anglia
Ucas code: C05
What students say about this university957 comments (257 students)
In first year I had two hours of lectures each day (10-12), two supervisions per week and oneReport
It is easy to lose track of spending because you do a lot on your university card that you then have to pay for a lot later.Report
The ADC theatre, the Corpus Playroom and the multitude of college theatre societies and spaces make Cambridge a hotbed of...
The ADC theatre, the Corpus Playroom and the multitude of college theatre societies and spaces make Cambridge a hotbed of creativity - there are at least five productions every week and often more throughout Cambridge, with opportunities to be involved in every sector of production and true responsibility attached to every role. Aside from the practicalities the theatre scene in Cambridge is a wonderful community of brilliant individuals creating something wonderful in a supportive and ambitious environment.×
My college provides accommodation for all undergraduates, which makes things a lot easier, and means that you live with a large...
My college provides accommodation for all undergraduates, which makes things a lot easier, and means that you live with a large group of friends. At Clare the accommodation is all good, although it is split over three sites - none of them far apart, but it would be nice to have everyone together after first year as in some other colleges. As there is a college canteen, some of the kitchens are not great, and none have ovens or freezers. There is also the option to live out; there is quite a lot of housing available through the University Accommodation Service and private landlords - this tends to be further out than the colleges, but is still not very far away.×
LAND ECONOMY: - approximately 10 lecture hours per week - 5 subjects, with circa 8 supervisions for each subject - a lot of...
LAND ECONOMY: - approximately 10 lecture hours per week - 5 subjects, with circa 8 supervisions for each subject - a lot of individual work required (i.e. reading for supervision essays and for lectures) - some part of the final grade through projects (e.g. on statistics) - unfortunately, limited practical examples of the applicability of the subject (e.g. no field trips as part of Paper 10×
For me, the fact that linguistics requires you to be equally strong across a lot of sub-disciplines like science and philosophy...
For me, the fact that linguistics requires you to be equally strong across a lot of sub-disciplines like science and philosophy is a highlight, and is just challenging enough to make you really want to work. Some people find the diversity off-putting. It's a tiny department at Cambridge, so we don't have that much contact time - around eight hours per week is probably one of the least heavy schedules out of all the Cambridge courses. Still, we're turning out about four essays over ten days, plus preparing for practicals which are roughly fortnightly and more frequent for phonetics, so we get plenty of stimulation.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction91%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students19,580
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate62%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time6%
of students are part-time
Male / Female46%
of students are female
Young / Mature12%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK33%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction37%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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