Yesterday was a reasonably relaxed day at Eddie’s. Students have now mostly finished their academic endeavours, with only Friday morning’s classes remaining, and all reports are now submitted and presentations given.
Our students in this cohort have really excelled in their chosen programmes, showing total dedication to their classes during their stay in Cambridge. Given that all of our programmes are taught with the academic rigour of their environment in mind, many of this cohort are now considering the prospect of applying to Oxbridge in the future.
Both of our Junior Deans at Eddie’s have studied at Oxbridge, Ollie at Christ Church in Oxford and Leah at Catz in Cambridge. As such, they were well placed to offer some advice, and led a well-received conversation with a small group of students on the topic of Oxbridge applications. The process is reputed for its difficulty, but it is also the subject of a great many rumours, many of them inaccurate. Ollie and Leah tried to help to dispel these myths and give clear, honest advice in order to encourage those who might have felt disheartened or reluctant to believe in themselves and give it a chance. This was a really great way to round off the week, and those who attended were grateful for the helpful information.
Later in the afternoon, the arrival of a keyboard in the Garden Room was an excellent development and really helped to brighten the rest of the day. Many of our students are talented musicians and they took their turns to show their skills, filling the spacious Garden Room with light music that everyone enjoyed!
In the evening, students settled in with another movie night, making the most of the surround-sound speakers in the Garden Room to enjoy the full cinema experience. Everyone munched freshly-made popcorn, and it was a great way for staff and students alike to enjoy a calm evening before the excitement and drama of graduation on Friday afternoon.