Social and Cultural Opportunities
In addition to providing an excellent academic experience, PKP offers you a wonderful opportunity to explore Cambridge and the rest of the UK, as well as getting to know other students from across the world.
Current Cambridge students act as Programme Assistants (PAs) and organise a wide variety of daily activities. You will receive a weekly bulletin in Cambridge outlining what activities the PAs are organising.
Cambridge has a rich and varied cultural life as well as many fine pubs, cafes and restaurants. You are free to explore the city on your own and take advantage of the university and city’s many cultural offerings, including fantastic museums and art galleries, and the annual Cambridge Shakespeare Festival.
Two day trips to London and Norwich respectively in the first week of PKP are included in the programme fees. Coaches will take you to these wonderful cities for the day and, with the help of some suggested itineraries and the support of the PAs, you will be able to decide what to do once there. More information on these day trips will be provided when you arrive in Cambridge, but you should definitely do some research beforehand and think about how you would like to spend your time in London and Norwich!
Many students attending PKP naturally use the opportunity to visit the rest of the UK and other European destinations during the free weekends. With London Stansted Airport, a major hub for low cost airlines, only thirty minutes from Cambridge, you can easily arrange your own trips. Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Munich, Prague, Dublin, Berlin, Brussels and Amsterdam are just some of the destinations PKP students have visited in the past!