Following a fun-fuelled weekend, students at Catz looked forward to another busy week of studying. Despite the range of activities on offer over the weekend, the students were still able to dedicate their time to completing their homework, written submissions and presentations for the final week of their studies.
The morning got off to a slower start but regardless of a few ‘I hate Monday’ faces at breakfast, once everyone had filled themselves up with some good food, they were all keen to begin another challenging day of classes. This year at Catz, we have had a particularly large cohort of students on our Medical School Preparation programme and our budding medics have shown their ambition and enthusiasm for pursuing careers in this valuable sector during their stay. Living in Cambridge has really given our students a taste for life here and several of our group are now considering the prospect of studying at university in the UK in the near future.
Following a busy morning of in-depth lessons, it was time for lunch. During their break, a few students chose to kick a football around, but mostly the group chatted and chilled, it is really great to see their friendships fully fledging as we come towards the end of their stay.
In the afternoon, students were encouraged to take some free time to wander into town before enjoying an informative talk on the dreaded personal statement. This was a really helpful insight for all of our students, especially to those considering UK universities in their plans for the future. Even those who are looking to study elsewhere found this workshop particularly helpful. Writing a personal statement will also help develop CV writing skills and is a good way for students to start thinking about where their strengths and weaknesses lie.
Later in the evening, students enjoyed a scavenger hunt around the college. Those preferring not to pursue clues headed for a witchcraft tour in town which provided them with a spooky history lesson on the spells and Occultism that had once been so prevalent in this ancient city!