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Prospective Students

Personal Statement

Your UCAS Personal Statement is your chance to tell us (and other universities) what makes you tick – why you are interested in the course, what you have done both in school and outside school to develop your understanding of the subject. At Cambridge we are particularly keen to hear about your academic pursuits and how they relate to your chosen course, so these should take up more space than your non-academic achievements.

If you are applying to different courses at different universities, it can be hard to phrase your UCAS personal statement accordingly. Don't worry – after you have submitted your UCAS application you will also get an opportunity to complete a Cambridge-specific application form, called the Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ), which includes a space for an additional personal statement if you wish to write specifically about the Cambridge course.

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Miss Vicky Mills
Admissions Officer
Trinity Hall
Trinity Lane
Cambridge CB2 1TJ

t: +44 1223 332535

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Jerwood Library

Our award-winning Jerwood Library was built in 1999, and is open 24 hours a day to Trinity Hall's undergraduate and graduate students and Fellows.

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Day in the Life

Find out about real life with our students

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Wondering what it's like to be a student at a Cambridge College? We asked a few of our current students and here's how one of our undergraduates describes a typical day.

Open Days

Aimed at sixth-form students considering Cambridge University – see the College, courses, and admissions process.

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JCR (for Undergrads)

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The JCR (Junior Combination Room) is the College student union for undergrads. Organising socials, sports and entertainment, the JCR also has its own common room for meeting or relaxing with TV.

Visit the JCR Website

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