University of Cambridge
Cambridge | East Anglia
Ucas code: C05
What students say about this university1410 comments (325 students)
In terms of teaching, as an English student I have two one and a half hour supervisions ( small group-meetings with an...
In terms of teaching, as an English student I have two one and a half hour supervisions ( small group-meetings with an academic who specalises in the area you are studying) a week, and around 1-3 lectures every day on weekdays. Most of my time outside of these is spent in independent study; I'll be researching or writing my big weekly essay, reading through a text I'm studying or working on a small exam question. In terms of content, the course has focused upon three respective areas so far, Middle English literature, Early Modern Literature and Critical Practice. All of these areas are very enaging and challenging. Middle English sort of requires the learning of a new language and grammar structures, but its very rewarding once you get used to it and the texts we study are often wonderfully interesting from both a historical and literary standpoint, the Early Modern Period, covering Elizabethan authors to Milton, is even more interesting in my opinion and is an opportunity to encounter some really wonderful poetry and experimental prose. Critical Practice is a slightly different dicipline concerned with actual analysis and 'literary theory' which introduces you to various schools of Critical thought and the different philosophical theories that have been applied to literature. The feedback we recieve is comphrehensive and detailed, and we have face to face sessions where we talk through the texts and essays of the week that are very helpful in this respect. The English faculty is reliable and well stocked. Often, if a book isn't available in the library it will be ordered in for you in days. Library staff themselves are wonderfully friendly and helpful too - they even host 'tea at three' sessions on certain days of the week which provide free tea and cake for hungry students !×
Extra - curriculars were much better than expected especially for those wanting to commit to a particular activity.Report
Making the trip out to Aldi or Asda can save a lot of money over doing all shopping in Sainsbury's on Sidney StreetReport
There are societies for each of the main political parties and other activist and campaign groups with many different aims:...
There are societies for each of the main political parties and other activist and campaign groups with many different aims: tuition fee abolition, equal rights and opportunites, etc.×
The college bill, covering rent and other bills such as heating and lighting, makes it easy to keep track of costs. The...
The college bill, covering rent and other bills such as heating and lighting, makes it easy to keep track of costs. The university card system is really good, as you can top it up online and then pay for meals in college on it and use it at the bar. There's no time for part-time work but the university has a very generous bursary scheme. Transport costs are extremely minimal as everywhere is walking or cycling distance.×
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 satisfaction36%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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