Even as we come towards the end of our first session here at Clare College, Cambridge, it is fantastic to note that our students’ attitude towards their work has never faltered. On top of this, all of the students seemed to have gained a deeper insight into their subject of interest and everyone has enjoyed learning together as a group.
Yesterday as a reward for all their good behaviour, the students had the chance to partake in a full day of enrichment activities. All of these activities were designed to stimulate the minds of the students, encouraging them to think outside the box. Students chose from a huge range of options which included:
1. Day in the life of a Medic/ Applying to Med School and Q&A
2. Day in the life of a Petroleum Engineer / Women in Science talk and Q&A
3. Debate: Should Tertiary Education be free?
4. Debate workshop
5. Public Speaking workshop
6. Photography – the basics of a DLSR camera
7. Thinking about University: Personal statements, interviews, choosing a course etc.
All of these fantastic activities filled the day and really gave the students an opportunity to see a subject in more depth. Some students chose to try something new, opting for the Photography workshop which was well received. Others chose the Medical option so that they could have a go at dissection.
Overall, it was a fun way to spend the day and everyone enjoyed working together in teams to finish their project by the end of the day. Thanks to the diverse range of options, students also had the chance to work alongside people they hadn’t paired with before. As well as being academically enriching, it was also an excellent chance to socialise! In the evening, everyone enjoyed a big dinner together and the laughter and chatter suggested it had been a brilliant day.