The PKP Experience
You might be wondering what we mean by ‘The PKP Experience’? Well, we think that it encompasses the excellent academic experience, exciting social programme and the fantastic opportunity to experience Cambridge student life, which all culminate in an unforgettable summer abroad. That’s what we think, but don’t just take our word for it; perhaps the best people to listen to are those who have studied with us themselves!
Be sure to check out videos and photos from past PKP students at the bottom of this page.
On PKP we strongly believe in the Cambridge style of teaching: small classes with close student-lecturer interaction. You’ll attend lectures capped at around 30 students and seminars capped at around 15 meaning you can really develop and discuss ideas in a lively academic setting.
PKP is not all about studying and current Cambridge students act as Programme Assistants (PAs) to organise a wide variety of daily activities. From Cambridge classics such as croquet and punting to film nights and sports, you’ll be kept up to date with a weekly bulletin outlining the activities the PAs have organised for the following week.
Many students also use the opportunity to visit the rest of the UK during their free weekends. Cambridge is only a short-train ride away from London and with London Stansted Aiport, a major hub for low cost airlines, only thirty minutes from Cambridge, you can easily arrange your own trips.
Cambridge Student Life
We don’t think you can beat a summer living and studying in Cambridge! You’ll study in a city steeped with history and be affiliated with the historic Pembroke (founded 1347) and King’s (founded 1441) Colleges, having access to their libraries and impressive dining halls. A highlight for many students on PKP is the three formal halls held over the course of the programme. Beginning with a drinks reception in the Colleges, the three-course candle-lit dinner often epitomises the Cambridge student experience, so be sure to pack something nice to wear!
Cambridge itself has a rich and varied social scene with many fine pubs, cafes and restaurants. We’d recommend taking advantage of the University and city’s many cultural offerings, including fantastic museums, art galleries and the annual Cambridge Shakespeare Festival.
A Student’s Perspective
Over the six weeks of the programme, our students live, study and socialise with students from all across the world often forming lifelong friendships. Take a look at the experience through their eyes:
- PKP 2017 Photo Competition
- Sophie’s (PKP 2016) insightful blog about her experience on the programme
- PKP 2017 Video Competition Winner
- Take a look at our student profiles