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Meet the students: Welfare Officer

Mental health is an important topic to discuss at any time of the year, but for many students it becomes more pressing an issue in exam term. The Junior Parlour Committee includes a JP Welfare Officer who supports students and organises events to relax and de-stress. Amaani Ahmed (2016) is the current JPC welfare officer, and told Kit Smart what being welfare officer involves: What does a JPC Welfare Officer do?  We’re…

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The P Stands for Plenary

On Wednesday 6th July, the Pembroke-Kings Programme hosted the first of its Plenary lecture series. Magdalene College Life Fellow, Professor Stefan Halper was the first to be invited to speak…

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From Houston to Cambridge

International Programmes Student Riley Smith talks about her time at Pembroke, meeting her favourite playwright, and the things that she’s learnt about herself since coming to Cambridge for the Lent and Easter terms. Which university do you come from? Rice University in Houston, Texas Why did you decide to apply to the Pembroke International Programme? Well, I knew that I always wanted to go abroad and it’s easier to do in College than it probably is later. I study English so it was an easy choice to decide that I should probably go to England. What have been the major differences in the course in Cambridge and your one in…

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From Cornfields to Castles

A letter to PKP students from someone who’s been there Written by Paul Jeffries In your first few conversations in the dining halls of Pembroke or Kings College, the standard…

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From Harvard to Cambridge

Katie Wu chats with Kit about her time at Cambridge as part of the International Programmes Department’s Spring Semester Programme Where are you from? I’m from Boston, from Newton, Massachusetts,…

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A day in the life: Programme Assistant

Each year Pembroke hosts a range of International Programmes. Many of these are staffed by Programme Assistants, or PAs – current Cambridge students or recent graduates who arrange a variety of…

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