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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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Volunteering Week Part 1: Lyn’s House

This week is student volunteering week, so we’re showcasing student volunteers and giving current students examples of ways they can give their time.  Part 1 is by Katharine Griffiths (2012),…

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Women and Girls in Science: PhD

Undergraduate: Holly Chetwood is a third year Chemistry student Holly is part of the Natural Science Tripos, and has specialised into Chemistry now she's reached her third year of study. She always wanted to do Chemistry, but also finds Maths and Physics interesting subjects.  Before taking separate science subjects at GCSE she originally wanted to study English, inspired by her parents, but enjoyed GCSE chemistry so much that she completely changed tack. Science appeals to her because she finds problem-solving satisfying, and enjoys studying why the world works the way it does. If you're a prospective student thinking about taking Natural Sciences, Holly says "definitely go for it".  Describing her…

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Pembroke-to-Pembroke Ergathon

On the 21st January our students rowed an amazing 120km in a charity ergathon, an indoor rowing race against Pembroke College Boat Club Oxford. PCBC managed to raise over £500…

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