A day in the life of a student at Cambridge University
• A day in the life of a student at Cambridge University
Only a few weeks over the admission of new students in higher education institutions throughout the world. Is no exception and the University of Cambridge, who is an honorable 4th place in the ranking of the world's best universities. Every year in Cambridge received more than 16 thousand applications of applicants, but only 20% of them undergo a rigorous competition. Vidzhetilaka Shani (Shani Wijetilaka) from Sydney, Australia, is one of the lucky ones who last year managed to get a place in a prestigious university.
This is how it shows the day of the student life of one of the most famous universities in the world.
Shani - in the center. She is now completing the first year of study law at Trinity College, Cambridge, founded by Henry VIII in 1546 and one of 31 college, university constituents.
It has to go to 8:00 lectures each week. But during the session Shani can wake up later than usual, at about 9 am. The girl lives in a college dorm with 25 other students in the heart of Cambridge. As you can see on the board given the name of each student - very impressive.
This is her room. Although students can have breakfast in the dining room of the University, in Shani has a refrigerator and a kitchen on the other hand - and this means that it can start the day in the comfort of the room.
Its habitat is not too different from the accommodation, which can be found in other universities in the UK.
is one of the dining rooms where students can go if they do not want to cook for themselves.
But it is not surprising that she prefers to eat breakfast at home - from her window with a beautiful view of the 420-year-old Sidney Sussex College.
The breakfast ended and although today there will be lectures, Shani is much work - usually the library ...
... but since today the perfect weather, the girl takes the laptop and sent to the great court, where sitting and working on the fountain, which dates back to the 1400th year.
11:30 she has worked for about two hours, which certainly contributed to such a great atmosphere.
Here is the Cambridge School of Law - one of the leading law schools in which Shani visited some of the lectures. The faculty consists of 700 undergraduate students.
The audience scattered throughout the campus. Specifically, this is used for a large number of special events.
It's time for a coffee break. The College Bar - located under the stairs near the Grand Court - have recently begun to make a delicious frappe.
Shani is often left at the bar to work - here is fairly quiet and incredibly comfortable chairs. And today it is still there preparing for the exams.
For 14 hours she returns to her room to change clothes and go to a meeting with friends on campus. As you can see, Cambridge incredibly beautiful. On the way home is visible to the chapel of St. John's College.
All the students are always busy with various activities, so that the meeting should be planned in advance. Today Shani and some of her friends decided to go for lunch in one of the many tea Cambridge.
Pastry and tea - it is a very in English! Shani and her friends want to visit various tea throughout the city to try different dishes.
Having multiple girlfriends - one of the most favorite things in life Shani in college. There are students from all over the world, for more than 11% - about 1,300 - came from abroad.
After the snack she returned to her room. Fortunately, it was quiet, but it is sometimes difficult to get to the gate due to the crowds.
Shani has to take a laptop and books from his room for supervision. Supervision are required and are the primary method of training students in Cambridge. They involve sessions with discussions of small groups of students.
This is the last supervision Sheni this school year and how well she goes outside on this lawn.
Shani and other students with relief finishing his first year of teaching law. After all preparations for the supervision of each takes about 20 hours and it is their 10th supervision.
View of beautiful old buildings makes supervision more difficult, but interesting. Supervisor Shani loves to ask difficult questions.
After supervision, which ended at 16:30, Shani has to go to a meeting in the bar of the club The Cambridge Union. Fortunately, it is only a 5-minute walk from her college, so that girls do not need to go far.
In addition to the fact that it is a place of meeting students, the club is also known as the home to the world's oldest continuously operating public discussion and Parliament similar to the warring parties.
At the university campus very rich history. The main hall of the college of Christ, and it still retains many original features, including stained glass and dark wood paneling.
The architecture of the campus is as majestic as the ancient. This Old Hall Queens College, which seats up to 114 people and was built in 1429. It is used for special functions.
After meeting in college Shani had returned to her room to prepare for the official dinner - and she has a lot of shoes to choose from. Each college conducts formal dinners, which are attended by students and their guests. By 19:30 Shani should be in place to get a good seat.
Each college her outfit for the event - Trinity students wear dark robes.
Around midnight Shani returned to my room to sleep and do it all again tomorrow.