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Lucy’s online event was aimed at students applying to top Universities

The College’s online programme was geared towards strengthening students’ Physics knowledge and skills in preparation for making a competitive application to Cambridge and other top Universities. It was organised in conjunction with Maria Kettle, Outreach Officer at the Department of Engineering. The programme consisted of two live Physics sessions as well as recorded videos on applying to Cambridge.

The College received nearly three hundred applications for around 70 places. However, students who didn’t get a place on the main programme were sent the resources to work through, and were invited to a Q+A session with the Lucy Cavendish admissions team.

Students said:

‘They [the sessions] were really interesting and provided an excellent insight into what engineering is. Thank you to all of the people who took the time to host these live sessions!’

‘They were great! I hope there are more opportunities like this in the future.’

Students were given introductory Physics exercises to complete on rotational motion, before coming together for an excellent marking session run by Maria Kettle, an experienced secondary school Physics teacher. The final session was led by Dr Hugh Hunt (fellow at Trinity College and Reader in Engineering Dynamics and Vibration in the Department of Engineering) , and was an excellent chance to consolidate students’ understanding of motion. Dr Hugh led an exciting range of activities, including working out how fast a car would need to travel to successfully go round a loop the loop.  Dr Jurgen Beque, Lucy Cavendish College Director of Studies, Maria Kettle and Lucy Cavendish Outreach Officer Caitlin Law were also on hand to provide their expertise and answer a range of admissions related questions.

The College wish to thank Maria Kettle for all her invaluable help organising this programme, and to Dr Hunt and Dr Becque for facilitating such an engaging session.