University of Cambridge Women in Science Festival
At the end of last month (24th-25th September), two year 12 students visited University of Cambridge to participate in its Women in Science Festival. They were also given the opportunity to present their work at the university’s Science Fair.
“During our visit we had the chance to try life as a student of Robinson College. We talked to undergraduates who shared their experiences with us and tried some really cool and new experiments in the Material Science Lab.
“To us the most interesting aspects of the Festival were the lectures from leading female scientists. It was amazing to meet successful women who have dedicated their lives to science and achieved so much in their field. It was our first ever visit to the university, so we had many questions about Cambridge and the life of students there. It was a very friendly atmosphere because all the staff and students were so welcoming and answered all our questions. We were truly amazed by the variety of courses available and the university itself. Moreover, we broadened our horizons by meeting lots of new girls who were also interested in science.
“We took part in the Science Fair where we demonstrated Chemistry experiments that we had devised on 'hard water'. It was very exciting because many other attendees made stalls too so we had chance to explore lots of new and interesting topics of science! In the end we were very glad that we went to the Festival and experienced a little of what life as a student at University of Cambridge might be like. It was great fun too!”
Words by Galina Boskhamdzhieva and Christy Wu (Year 12)