Yesterday, many of the students in Clare College went on trips dedicated to their chosen subjects, learning more about their specific areas in the environments in which the skills they have been acquiring throughout the week are used on a day-to-day basis.
One trip that stood out was that of the Business students to the Marshall Group in Cambridge, where they learnt about the operations of one of the UK’s leading aerospace engineering groups. The Marshall Group conglomerate, in addition to its aeronautical activities, is also involved in motor transport and property retail, making it an excellent case study for Business students. With over a hundred years of expertise, including key roles in production for the Royal Air Force since 1966 –when it became the RAF’s UK Designated Company— in addition to work on the renowned Concorde project and on space shuttles, Marshall has a revenue of over a billion pounds a year. There are few better places to learn about the workings of a large company, and it was a hugely informative and interesting trip.
In the evening, moving effortlessly from stratospheric planes to the peaks of hospitality, the students were treated to a party in the Cambridge Hilton for a ‘London is Calling’-themed party. With David Stedman, the Programme Director, and other counsellors all dressed up as the Queen’s guards, an atmosphere of costume and jollity was well-established; and with the addition of large amounts of food –and plenty of music for plenty of dancing— an extremely fun evening was had by all.