University of Cambridge
Cambridge | East Anglia
Ucas code: C05
What students say about this university922 comments (241 students)
Nightlife is bad, and alot of time there's nothing going on, so its important to do sports/theatre/whatever to have a social...
Nightlife is bad, and alot of time there's nothing going on, so its important to do sports/theatre/whatever to have a social life. Workload is also high and the pace is sometimes really frustrating as you can't properly come to terms with a topic.×
Cambridge is the cheapest University to attend in the country, the welafre system is very helpful if you're struggling.Report
Cambridge strongly discourages part-time work -- there simply isn't time to juggle it with a degree. However, college canteens...
Cambridge strongly discourages part-time work -- there simply isn't time to juggle it with a degree. However, college canteens are generally subsidised, and their bars are cheap. Many colleges also have some level of self-catering, and cooking for oneself is cheap and surprisingly good fun. Transport is easy unless you are at one of the further colleges like Girton. The centre of town is very small, and everything can either be walked or cycled with little effort. This makes transport extremely cheap, though there is an initial investment (bicycle, helmet, lights). Law is one of the more expensive subjects as there are a lot of textbooks, most of which are rgeularly updated (only the newest edition will do). However, there are book grants available, as well as many other sources of financial support both at the college and the university level.×
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Cambridge definitely has something for everyone. Unless you only want to party, then you might get bored.Report
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How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction90%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students19,515
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate63%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time7%
of students are part-time
Male / Female46%
of students are female
Young / Mature11%
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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