University of Cambridge
Cambridge | East Anglia
Ucas code: C05
What students say about this university957 comments (257 students)
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There are at least 4 student plays put on every week. The theatre scene is really huge. Most colleges have chapel choirs and...
There are at least 4 student plays put on every week. The theatre scene is really huge. Most colleges have chapel choirs and there are several other choirs, orchestras and bands throughout the university. Perhaps slightly lacking on the visual arts front.×
Academic resources OpportunitiesReport
arts subjects do have limited contact hours (3rd year geography - 5 hours a week) but it is normally 1 to 2/1 to 3 in terms of...
arts subjects do have limited contact hours (3rd year geography - 5 hours a week) but it is normally 1 to 2/1 to 3 in terms of staff/student ratio. Geography is varied - you can take modules from both physical and human geography without links needing to be made which means you can really pick what interests you. First year the whole range is compulsory and in third year courses are capped at 48 so the more popular courses come under a ballot system. Normally 8-12 essays in 8 weeks- lots of pressure but not many practicals - very few field trips or lab sessions Usually feedback is detailed with specific points on how to improve as well as inline annotations. The geography department is fairly old but the labs are good and the library is well-stocked with a good borrowing system. The lecture theatres are old and uncomfortable×
Too much focus within the law faculty and careers service on a City law career, and not enough information on other legal...
Too much focus within the law faculty and careers service on a City law career, and not enough information on other legal sectors, such as criminal or family law.×
Not much in the way of transport costs as is a small city and can use your bike.Report
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction90%
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 satisfaction32%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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