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Solar-powered Engineering: The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

Driving a solar car across Australia sounds like something in a science fiction film, but every two years it becomes a reality at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER) is a student society of around 60 people, founded in 2007. They design, build, and race solar powered vehicles, with a mission to inspire and innovate. Siddharth Gupta (2014) is an undergraduate at Pembroke studying Engineering, and…

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Day in the life: Law student

Robert Eyers (2013) is a Law student and the current President of the Pembroke Players. Here he shares a not-quite-typical day in his life: 8.30am I’m woken abruptly by some…

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Day in the life: Schools Liaison Officer

At Pembroke, we have someone who works full time in our admissions team running outreach work with schools. Here Emma shares a day in her life: 7.30am Go downstairs to put the kettle on. Once I have a mocha to sip on then I am ready to start the day! 8.15am Put on some music and walk to work – who doesn't like a bit of cheese to listen to in the morning? 9.00am Arrive at work and turn on my computer to check emails quickly. We have to 30 year 12 students spending the whole day with us today for one of our big visit days, so I need to send an email to the…

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A day in the life of a bedder

In Tom Sharpe’s (1948) satirical depictions of Cambridge colleges the bedders always play a prominent role, from the buxom Mrs Biggs to the infamous ‘Bedder Test’. However, the role of…

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Day in the life: Land Economy

A day in the life of Land Economy student Thomas Schute (2014). Monday 26th January 2015 8am Within seconds of the alarm going off, the mandatory cup of milky tea becomes…

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A day in the life: Dr William Fawcett

What is a typical day like for an academic at Pembroke? Dr William Fawcett, Bye-Fellow in Architecture gives us a glimpse: 7am Alarm – as usual, it comes just a little…

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