Coming to Cambridge videos: it’s never too early to start the conversation.
Three primary school children sat in Trinity Hall by a Christmas tree
The old saying goes that children say the funniest things; but it’s during conversations with them that we can help them develop their first thoughts on what their educational future might be.
This week Trinity Hall and the University of Cambridge have launched a short series of videos that feature primary school children in conversation with an admissions tutor, discussing their thoughts on what it’s like to be a student at Cambridge.
Filmed at Trinity Hall over Christmas last year the video series called ‘Trinity Hall Admissions: Let’s start the conversation…’ features the pupils of Stapleford Community Primary School who had a chance to nose-around the College and see what life at Cambridge was all about.
A conversation about university admissions might not seem like the most fun, but these youngsters were very chatty indeed.
Dr Marcus Tomalin, who appears in the videos discussing topics with the children, said: “The videos are obviously light-hearted, yet there is a serious underlying message: Admissions-related work involves many different kinds of conversations. They might be with potential applicants during Open Days, with teachers during visits to schools, or with parents and supporters during online events.
“Even the Admissions interviews themselves are, in effect, guided conversations. Therefore, the sooner the conversations begin, the better, since it means that potential applicants and the people who support them are more likely to make good decisions throughout the process.”
The four videos feature the children answering questions like “What is a College?”, “What would you study?”, and “How old is this College?”. Answers to the last question ranged from “As old as the Ancient Egyptians” to “19-years-old” (spoiler alert: we’re more than 670 years old). They also had a chance to put their own questions to the College.
To view the videos see our YouTube Channel.