Teddy, PhD Public Health
The depth and breadth of activities one can engage in whilst at Cambridge is limited only by the availability of time and variety of one’s interests. Although some may consider it arduous, I quite enjoy living in Wychfield and working at Addenbrooke’s; each day I have the opportunity to cycle through the entirety of Cambridge whilst the sun rises over the various colleges.
At the Institute of Public Health, the PhD ‘commune’ is set amongst a varied collection of divisions, providing plenty of opportunity to collaborate and take advantage of Cambridge’s phenomenal convening power. The work environment is very light-hearted. Professors, postdocs, students and staff interact harmoniously (for the most part), with a noticeable lack of pretention/pecking order.
Après-work activities generally include trips to the pub, grad halls, or relaxing"
Après-work activities generally include trips to the pub, grad halls, or relaxing at Launcelot Fleming with fellow 'Tit Hallers'. At the weekend I often shoot with the Clay Pigeon Shooting Club, frequent the pub/restaurants with some of the societies to which I belong, play squash at Wychfield, or take visiting friends/family punting down the Cam.
Between my department, Trinity Hall, and the various Clubs/Societies I belong to, Cambridge provides an ample supply of stimulating academic and extra-curricular activities.