Northern Ireland Shadowing Scheme 2018
The shadowing scheme pairs prospective students up with current Pembroke students. These mentors help give their ‘shadows’ a taste of life at Cambridge, taking them to lectures and supervisions. Kathryn Dillon, Schools Liaison Officer at Pembroke, set up a series of activities to give students a sense of what they might expect if they studied here. From vector calculus to a ghost tour of Cambridge, relativity to the all-important punting along the Cam, shadowing scheme participants had a packed four days in Cambridge.
Schemes like the Northern Ireland Shadowing scheme are an important opportunity for introducing prospective students to Cambridge, and de-mystifying the application process. Visiting in person, meeting current students, and experiencing lectures and supervisions can make a genuine difference to whether students consider applying to Cambridge.