University of Cambridge
Cambridge | East Anglia
Ucas code: C05
What students say about this university957 comments (257 students)
Not allowed to work while at Cambridge, which I really think is a great thing to enforce. Food from colleges is usually good...
Not allowed to work while at Cambridge, which I really think is a great thing to enforce. Food from colleges is usually good value, as is rent (though costs for this vary wildly depending on how weathly your college is). Everything is really local so transport costs not really an issue. There are lots of very generous hardship grants if you are already on a maintenance grant.×
It is too stressful and not enough emphasis is put on ensuring that students don't feel guilty when relaxing or socialising.Report
Linguistics: 4 lectures + 4 supervisions a week. The first year course covers all the basic concepts and introduces the main...
Linguistics: 4 lectures + 4 supervisions a week. The first year course covers all the basic concepts and introduces the main areas of linguistic research, with a possibility to specialise in specific areas of your own interest in the next two years. Workload: lots of individual reading + assignments (usually an essay or a data set to analyse) for supervisions. Examss: 4 exams at the end of the year, 3 hours and 3 questions (2 data based questions + 1 essay) each.×
There are only four clubs in Cambridge, a couple of cocktail bars, but quite a few pubs. Of course, there are also the college...
There are only four clubs in Cambridge, a couple of cocktail bars, but quite a few pubs. Of course, there are also the college bars and college bops.×
Some of the lectures don't go into much detail, and there often aren't enough supervisions to cover everything in detail.Report
Accommodation varies wildly between collegesReport
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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