We asked some of the Christ's History Taster Day 2020 participants what they would say to future students considering an application for the event. Here's what they said!

  • "If you are even only considering applying to Cambridge for History, you should definitely attend the day.  Not only is the whole day very informative, it's also a great opportunity a proper academic lecture and explore the college. The Christ's staff are very friendly and accommodating."
  • "I think the history taster day was definitely worth going on. It really helped to be able to see how history is taught and structured at Cambridge, as well as this you also get a real sense of the college and life at Christ's."
  • "I would thoroughly recommend the taster day. It was very informative and challenged preconceived ideas."
  • "The experience was very enjoyable and eye-opening, and now I don't feel so intimidated in applying to Cambridge."
  • "I was unsure about applying initially, however I do not regret it at all. Although I was the only person from my school that went, I quickly made lots of friends, who I spent most of the day with. Both the Historical lectures and the Application classes were extremely useful, I thought I knew a lot about the application process, but there was so much I hadn't even thought about! I left Cambridge knowing a great deal more about Historical periods and themes I'd never studied before, with more knowledge about competitive applications and interviews, and with new friends."
  • "I was initially nervous about visiting Christ's but everyone was so friendly I didn't have to be. The lecture was really fascinating, getting to talk to people over lunch was fun and the admissions talk at the end of the day was enormously helpful. It confirmed to me History is the subject I want to study and maybe/hopefully at a university like Cambridge!"
  • "The History Taster Day at Christ's helped me decide both what I want to study at university, and which college I want to apply for. If you're in any doubt or just want to make sure you're making the right choice, you should definitely apply!"
  • "I didn't know what to expect from the day as I hadn't really studied the period before, and I wasn't sure Cambridge was for me. However, I thoroughly enjoyed the taster day and it has encouraged me to apply."
  • "This taster was 100% worth it! I would encourage anyone to apply, even if they would not like to attend Cambridge University in the future. It was an invaluable resource to my history knowledge and understanding."
  • "I really enjoyed the day. The best bits, it was listening to the lecture and getting an insight into student life."
  • "A great insight into a Cambridge College, I really enjoyed meeting existing students and the lectures provided."
  • "Christ's College Taster Day is an incredibly valuable insight into studying History - not only did I thoroughly enjoy furthering my love for History but I had the opportunity to discover more about the application process which I did not know much about! I highly recommend applying; it was fantastic!"

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