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Laugh 4 Change

Laugh 4 Change Raising funds to support refugees, tackling mental health at home and abroad, and having fun while doing it. That may seem like a big ask but Cansu Karabiyik (2016), a second year PhD candidate in medical science, seems to have managed it. Cansu spent time volunteering on Chios Island, Greece, witnessing the refugee crisis for herself. On her return she founded Laugh 4 Change, a comedy fundraising initiative…

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Bookworms

The ‘NADFAS ladies’ are just one example of the work that goes on behind the scenes at Pembroke. Jane, Mavis and Rosemary are all volunteers with the Cambridge branch of…

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Europe from the inside

Pembroke students travel all over the world. On Tuesday, three current students revealed what it's like to live abroad for a year. Now, Audrey Lejeune (2013) talks about spending her vacations 'couchsurfing' her way around Europe. The first time I heard about Couchsurfing, it was from a fellow Valencian. We were discussing our mutual love of travelling when he explained to me how he and his girlfriend had travelled around Europe without paying once for accommodation. In love with travelling, yet on a student budget, I immediately thought that it was a genius idea: staying in foreign countries for free? Yes please. Over the course of a two or three week exploration of Europe, that’s…

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Peak performance

Pembroke’s women take to the ski slopes. Back at the start of December, when most of Pembroke’s undergraduates were preparing for the end-of-term Christmas bop, Liz Adams (2013) was delving…

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No Spain, no gain

In a new annual tradition, Pembroke College Boat Club heads to Spain each January for an intense training camp. Following her recent article on rowing for The Telegraph, Charlotte Chorley (2012) reveals what…

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Escaping the bubble

Undergraduates studying Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge spend their third year living abroad. We asked three Pembroke students currently on their year abroad to give us an update at different points…

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