Students were fully revitalised and ready to get back in the classroom after a relaxed weekend with their Mid-Session party, visit to Windsor Castle and free time spent touring London’s best attractions on Sunday.
Medical Preparations class spent the morning doing full interview practices with Osumary Oyowe. Students were led through a full mock interview in front of the class and then given constructive criticism by both their peers and Osumary. These mock interviews are conducted with real past questions, providing invaluable experience to build up students confidence so when the time comes, they can ace them. Following their own interviews, the students were shown real videos of Cambridge Medical School interviews to analyse the student’s mistakes and how to improve.
The Engineering Preparation class began learning to build code in GNU Octave, a scientific programming language. GNU Octave is widely used by engineers and mathematicians to solve common numerical linear algebra problems and finding the roots of nonlinear equations. Tomorrow the students present their own designs to the rest of the group, so the afternoon workshop was spent adding final touches to their presentation and formulating the delivery.
After a full day in the classroom, students learnt Stage Combat, a specialised technique in theatre designed to create the illusion of physical combat without causing any harm whatsoever to the performers. The students loved the exaggerated and melodramatic nature of the class, really throwing themselves into their performances, much to the amusement of the rest of the group.