Finishing first year at Clare College, Cambridge, reading English
"As I’m approaching the end of my first year at Cambridge I can honestly say that it has gone by so quickly. It’s scary to think that a third of my time here will be completed in a matter of weeks, which is a sobering fact, and an ugly one too! My pathway to getting here was chaotic. I missed my offer, I waited nervously for an outcome, I was pooled to a college I had never heard of, and I arrived at the gates of Clare College a complete stranger. I can wholeheartedly say that I couldn’t have wished for a better home."
Just finished at Durham, reading PPE. First Linacre cohort.
"In 2014, I was a part of the first Linacre cohort and was asked to write a case study about my time on the programme, citing the way that they helped with applications and my confidence. I also noted that the Institute influenced my university choices as well. The three years that I have spent at university have been life-changing and I would not hesitate to recommend Durham as a university and a city to live in. The opportunities to participate in societies and work experience has been ever present throughout my time and I’ve done things that I never thought that I could."
Kia attended Wales High School in Rotherham and was part of our first cohort of students.
"Travelling to Memphis and presenting my research was not only a great personal journey, but undoubtedly the most incredible opportunity of my academic career so far."
Third year at Edinburgh reading Scandinavian Studies and English, currently on a year abroad.
"I am now in my third year at The University of Edinburgh studying Scandinavian Studies and English Literature. This is my dream degree. I am well aware of how odd it is or may seem to be to any people, and I know many people who have doubts about its value, but anybody who has spoken to me about will know that it fulfills everything I want from a degree."
First year at Cambridge reading Natural Sciences.
"I’m Kayden, and I’m a first year Cambridge BioNatSci and ex-Linacre student. It’s well into the first term now, and I can’t think of anywhere else where I would rather be studying. It’s a beautiful place, with so many things to be involved in."
Final year at school, hoping to read Medicine.
"I'm from a mining village in the midlands of about 4000 people. My secondary school was two villages away, but after I finished Year 11 the closest sixth form to me was Netherthorpe in Staveley, so I made a fresh start there. I'm now a Y13 student and spent last summer involved in the 2017 Linacre programme."