Yesterday was the very first full day for our students at St Edmund’s in Cambridge. Due to a busy day of travelling on Sunday, the group were a little foggy eyed when they woke up this morning. However, after their first big breakfast together in the dining hall they were enthusiastic to begin their programmes.
For the rest of the morning and early afternoon, students began to get to grips with their chosen subjects. A particular highlight for the students on our Veterinary Science programme was a trip to Cambridge’s nearby veterinary hospital (also the University faculty), where they got some direct contact with horses and dogs, practised surgical skills and met academics.
When students returned from class, they were whisked off on a tour of Cambridge. With expert information from our counsellor team, many of whom have lived, worked or studied in this city, students got to see some of Cambridge’s great landmarks, from King’s College to the Mathematical Bridge, along with having the best shopping areas and restaurants indicated to them. Thanks to the campus team’s personal knowledge of Cambridge, everyone was provided with a detailed history of the colleges, museums and other sights on offer.
Then it was back to college for dinner, before all reassembled for the quiz at 20:00. The students had their newly-acquired knowledge of Cambridge put to the test, along with other facets of their general knowledge in the following rounds. The standard was high, and the competition energetic, before the team which had chosen to call themselves ‘Just a Generic Team’ in a moment of misleading self-deprecation pulled away in the final round to win.
Finally, it was time for a well-deserved rest as students headed for bed to prepare themselves for another busy timetable of lessons and activities on Tuesday.