By Erin,Written on Mar 19 , 2019
I have grown immensely as a researcher as I have gained knowledge in academic writing, conducting literature reviews, and critically analyzing film and other forms of art. I feel confident and equipped to succeed.
I appreciate you that they put on many events for students, but I do think that they could work harder to better understand students’ needs. As an international student doing a research degree, I wish there was more support provided by the student union to help with issues that arise with living abroad and doing research.
There is a club or society for basically any interest, so anyone will be able to find a group of students with similar interests as themselves.
The research specific facilities are nice, and hopefully there will be even more spaces created for researchers to work and socialize in the near future.
I enjoy the opportunities to connect with other researchers, and the flexibility in making my own schedule allows me to be able to attend conferences and training. As this is my first research degree, I have been used to taught courses, so getting used to not having class with other students has been a big change, and is something to get used to. Because of this, I have to find these academic and personal connections through my own initiative, but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Cambridge has endless possibilities for researchers and creative-minded people, and as a centre of academic excellence, Cambridge definitely does not lack in inspiration. There is always a lot to do, and nightlife is great. Anything you could want is in Cambridge, and London is only a short 45 minute train ride away!
My course has been enriching in many aspects, and I have gained a lot of confidence in myself as a researcher, presenter, networker, and person. This has occurred through participating in research training events, presenting at seminars, and working on conferences at the university, such as the Cambridge Arts Network conference. My supervisor and other lecturers in the Cambridge School of Creative Industries have guided me and assisted me in making connections with other researchers.
If you reach out for help, tutors and university workers are there to provide guidance, and I have received a lot of assistance and advice in many matters regarding visas, financial aid, academics, etc.
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