It’s the start of the new academic year and we’re all go at Queens’. Lectures have started, we’ve had two group meetings of compscis and supervisions are starting imminently.
I asked one of our new fresher’s, Aliyah, to write a few words on her experience of the time between getting a Cambridge offer to coming up to Cambridge. She says:
Those who have had a conditional offer from any university know exactly how it feels – a few days of elation, followed by panic that you won’t make your grades.
You probably expect me to say “don’t worry, everything will be fine,” but it’s a stressful process and completely natural to have concerns. What I do want to say is that Cambridge is most definitely worth the effort you put in to get here.
We were told on arrival that every offer is made to someone who stands out from the crowd as exceptional. Trust that the academics have chosen you for a reason, but be prepared for the hard work that’s yet to come!
We’re glad the the effort is worth it :).