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Northern Ireland Shadowing Scheme 2018

In February 2018 ten students from schools in Northern Ireland came to Pembroke for the Northern Ireland Shadowing Scheme.IMG_5547small

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.

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Participants also had the opportunity to ask about the admissions process throughout their visit, which one visitor found particularly useful:Frank

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.John