Final seminars and the Cambridge Challenge!
Time for our Session One students to attend their final Varsity seminars! This morning, the Business and Management groups were analysing business case studies for Toyota and Starbucks, discussing their business models and evaluating specific strengths and weaknesses. English Literature students, meanwhile, were considering poetry through the lens of social context, with a particular focus on wedding poetry from the Early Modern period. Over in Maths & Engineering, the students were learning about the fundamentals of electricity from an engineer’s perspective.
After lunch, students had the chance to sit down with each of their tutors in turn, and gain some constructive feedback and advice on their further studies. A full written report will also be sent to students and their families once the student has returned home.
The rest of the afternoon was then dedicated to one of the most popular Varsity Education activities – the Cambridge Challenge! The game works as a kind of scavenger hunt across the historic city centre of Cambridge – an area that the students had come to know and love over the last couple of weeks. Tutors were stationed in hidden places across the city, and the task for each team was to race around a one-hour route to find them all – following a series of cryptic clues and riddles. Team 5 (Matteo, Oscar, Georgia, Meera, Paula and Jaimini) were the first team to arrive at the final location and were declared victorious! Each will receive a special prize to remember the city of Cambridge by.
By the time evening came, students wanted to just kick back and relax for their final evening in College – many chose to play rounders or croquet in the gardens. It was then time to pack suitcases and get an early night, before Departure Day tomorrow!