Meet your mentors! S2

We place a huge emphasis on creating a supportive and approachable environment at Cambridge Immerse. Our mentors are a team of friendly, specially trained graduates and undergraduates from Cambridge University or Oxford University, who help our participants quickly settle into the programme. The mentors have first hand experience with a variety of academic and non-academic issues and are therefore in the best position to offer friendly, confidential one-to-one advice. It’s an unrivalled support network that we’re incredibly proud of.

Programme Manager – Academic

Ore

Jesus College, Cambridge University

Hi everyone! My name’s Ore and I’ve just finished my 2nd year studying Human, Social and Political Sciences and Jesus College – focusing on Politics and International Relations. I was a participant on the programme in 2014 and I did International Relations and absolutely loved it here. I was a mentor last year and as this will now be my 3rd year at Cambridge Immerse, the programme has a very special place in my heart! I’ve spent my past 2 years at Cambridge getting very involved in student life. I’ve been the Secretary of my college’s May Ball Committee, Racial Equalities Officer on my college student union and I’m now the President of the University’s African-Caribbean Society (and was even interviewed on BBC World News!). l’ve loved my 2 years here and I hope that the next 2 weeks gives you a glimpse into how fab Cambridge life can be.

Programme Manager – Activities

Hepsi

Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University

I’m Hephzibah (Hepsi). I am one of the programme managers, in charge of the fun activities you’ll be taking part in. I just finished studying Law at Gonville and Caius College and I’m going into my fourth year studying Management at the Judge Business School in Cambridge. I play college netball and university athletics. I was the social secretary of the university’s athletics club and will be women’s captain next year. I am and will have been the access officer of my college for two years running. I was also the law president and secretary of my college’s law society.

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Bronte

Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University

Hello! My name is Bronte and I am a second year law student at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. I grew up in Australia and Singapore before coming to Cambridge. A few of my favourite things are coffee, the smell of old books, and sunshine. Some of my hobbies include rowing for my college, reading books, and spending time with my friends! Since coming to Cambridge I have also gotten involved in charity work through our Raising and Giving Society (RAG). My favourite part of my course so far has been studying family law and criminology. Law is a challenging and intense course, but even when things get hard there is nothing else I would rather be doing! Except for maybe napping… I worked as a mentor for one of the 2016 sessions of Cambridge Immerse too, and am really looking forward to being a part of such an amazing programme again!

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Reiss

Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University

Hey! I’m Reiss and I’m from London. I’m a first-year student at Gonville & Caius College. At A-Level I studied History, Economics and English Literature before coming to Cambridge to study English Literature. At Cambridge, I am actively involved in societies and hold various roles of responsibility, including being the Freshers’ Representative of my College, the Secretary of Bangladesh Society, and the Access Officer for of the Pakistani Society. This means I’ve had the chance to be involved in a few cool projects like organising a Marriage Formal (which you’ll find out about!) as well as other events. In my free time I enjoy writing, drawing, and hanging out with friends (plus eating a bit too much but we don’t discuss that). If you have any questions about anything at all then please feel free to ask me! I look forward to meeting with you all!

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Xiao

Peterhouse College, Cambridge University

Hello! I’m Xiao, I study Chemical Engineering and I’m at Peterhouse, the oldest and smallest college in Cambridge. I spend my free time singing in a choir and playing piano, and go to the occasional pub quiz. I support Newcastle United, and I play fives (quite a unique game) and swim.

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Hayley

Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University

I’m Hayley, a second year maths student at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. I’m aiming to specialise in applied mathematics and am studying some really interesting topics at the moment such as Quantum Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics. During my spare time in Cambridge, I enjoy going for runs by the river and trying out new coffee shops with friends; the aim is to tick off as many as I can during my time here. My favourite way to relax is to bake cakes; unfortunately we don’t have ovens this year in college accommodation so I’ve had to get creative with baking in the microwave and testing different mug cake recipes! I also really enjoy travelling. Last summer, I went inter-railing around Europe and had an amazing time exploring different countries and cultures and meeting new people. I look forward to meeting you!

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Dylan

St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge University

Hey everyone! My name is Dylan, I’ve just finished my first year at Cambridge, studying Land Economy at St Catharine’s College. For all of those who don’t know what that is – it’s a mix of Environment, Economics and Law. I love sports, meeting new people and trying new things. We’re going to have an awesome two weeks, involving hard work but also a lot of fun. Can’t wait to meet you all!

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Ryun

Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University

Hi, I’m Ryun and I’m a first year student at Gonville and Caius College currently studying Human, Social, and Political Sciences (HSPS). My academic interests lie most strongly in early political thought and great power rivalries of international politics. Outside of the library and my studies, I like to keep active, and can often be seen racing down the Left Wing for Gonville and Caius College Football Club’s First XI. Beyond sports, I am also the Events Officer for ‘Oxfam Cambridge University’ and a life-long member of the think-tank ‘Wilberforce Society’. I spend most of my spare time listening to music as a huge hip/hop head, passionately (and foolishly) following Arsenal FC, and doing my best to lift weights in the gym!

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Walinase

Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University

Hi everyone! I moved to England from Malawi in 2014 to study Law at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge. I spent my third year studying abroad at Utrecht University in the Netherlands under the Erasmus exchange programme and will be returning to Cambridge in October for my final year. My favourite area of law is probably international law because it transcends national boundaries so feels most relevant to me as an international student. I am particularly interested in the intersection between international law and international development so my dream is to work in a global organisation that deals with this connection- UN here I come! While on my year abroad, I had a waitressing job that took up some of my free time outside university. When I am not studying or working, I enjoy quiet down time reading at home but also going out with friends and socialising. A recent hobby of mine is running, which I took up this year. In late March, I participated in a 5k race that was part of Utrecht Science Park Marathon 2017. My goal is to run a full marathon one day (baby steps)!

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Chelsea

Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University

Hi, I’m Chelsea, a second-year historian at Homerton College, Cambridge! Although a mere 45-minutes away, moving from London to Cambridge was an eye-opening experience for me. I had traded the skyscrapers and cosmopolitan life for weird and wonderful traditions in century-old colleges. Therefore, since being at Cambridge, I have always been enthusiastic to engage prospective students, such as yourself. You will have the rare opportunity to live, learn, and enjoy Cambridge as a university and city – with me as your mentor! Aside from Cambridge, I am a fun, outgoing, and bubbly person who enjoys socialising, reading, and sports. I have worked with the likes of Adidas and Universal Music – so, I guess you could say I’m cooler than your average undergraduate? And I am due to complete a vacation scheme with Ashurst this summer (cool and smart). I hope you’re excited to join us on Cambridge Immerse and I look forward to seeing you all very soon. P.s. – Bring an umbrella!!

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Emilia

Churchill College, Cambridge University

I’m Emilia and I’m about to start my final year at Cambridge, studying Human, Social and Political Sciences (HSPS), with a particular focus on Politics and International Relations. I go to Churchill (the best college, by the way…), and I’ve been involved in both college-based and university-wide societies. At college, I’ve been the co-captain for the Ladies Netball Team, been a part of the Women’s Football Team, and I’ve also taken part in the JCR Committee (which is essentially a student committee in charge of representing the undergraduate body at your college). I’ve also been the Publicity Representative of the Scandinavian Society for almost two years. I’m half Swedish, half Finnish, but I’ve lived in Switzerland since I was 11 years old. In Switzerland, I attended an International School just south of Zurich. I actually also attended Cambridge Immerse myself in 2014 (doing the International Relations course), and I absolutely loved it! I’d say that it was one of the most helpful ways to prepare for my application to Cambridge. I look forward to meeting you soon!

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Maia

Newnham College, Cambridge University

Hello! My name is Maia and I have just finished my first year studying Theology at Newnham College, Cambridge. I am very excited to share the Cambridge experience with you this summer! Cambridge is a gorgeous city – honestly, you never get used to the views. I like to get involved in little projects around the university and this term I was the set designer for a student play at the Corpus Playroom. I am also my college’s Varsity Ski Rep, which includes promoting the annual trip that takes place in December of each year, and hosting alpine-themed social events. I am looking forward to meeting you all this summer!

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Judah

St John’s College, Cambridge University

I am a second year studying engineering at St John’s College. I am currently studying a broad variety of engineering disciplines, but I plan to specialise in civil engineering during the last two years of my degree. When I’m not solving differential equations or tampering with electrical circuits, the rest of my time at Cambridge is spent playing rugby with my college team, going to the gym with my mates, or boxing with the university blues squad. Also, despite appearances, I am a massive nerd, who loves to read manga and watch anime whenever I get free time. Besides from numbers and sport, I find pleasure in the simpler things such as food and music. I enjoy cooking and experimenting with different recipes, but probably enjoying eating it a lot more. Being raised in London, I am a big fan of grime but I also dabble in other music genres such as old school hip hop and even a bit of classical music. I very much look forward to meeting you all and making the following 2 weeks as enjoyable as possible.

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Greg

Peterhouse College, Cambridge University

I’ve just completed my 4th year of studying Physics at Peterhouse. I’m a keen sportsman: I fence for the university blues team, and play rugby and football for Peterhouse. I’m quite spontaneous and very keen to try new things. As a result of this attitude I took up rollerblading because I quite fancied rollerblading to my exams, I’ve dabbled in some rather obscure sports like long-sword fighting. In a particularly remarkable fit of madness I took part in the Gloucester cheese rolling last year, surprisingly I came third. If you don’t know what cheese rolling is I recommend you look it up on youtube, it’s really quite fun. I’m looking forward to meeting you all this summer! If you’re lucky enough to study at Cambridge the experience will be unlike anything you’ve experienced before, so don’t be afraid to ask me about anything however silly it may seem.

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