Herts Welcomes Refugees arranged a visit to the University of Cambridge for fourteen young people, aged 14-20, over the summer. This trip offered them a chance to learn more about university life and to explore one of the top academic institutions in the world.
The day began with the group enjoying a chauffered punting tour along the backs, followed by a lunch of fish and chips. Student ambassadors gave them a tour of Trinity college, answering questions about their own experiences. Next, the group attended a special lecture where they learned about the university application process, the collegiate system, STEM subjects, as well as accomodation and social life in Cambridge.
Finally, they explored the Wren Library, spotting the original Winnie the Pooh manuscript and Sir Isaac Newton’s notebook.
Before returning home, the group relaxed by the backs, watching the ducks and punts. We hope that this trip will inspire the attendees to work hard and aim high as they plan for their futures.