'Bittersweet' is the term that my friends and I use to describe our time at Cambridge. The highs were euphoric; the lows were tough...

Cambridge has left its mark on the world's greatest sporting competition in Rio 2016.

The most famous lamppost in Cambridge will be restored to its former glory and will once again shine light at the heart of Parker’s Piece.

Katie Paddock (Corpus 2006) tells us about her emotional experience of admissions, lost friends and getting a room of her own. “I can’t imagine being the person I am, in the position that I’m in, without the opportunities, experiences and support I received whilst at Cambridge.”

Sebastian Manhart (Queens' 2014) tells us about his time at Cambridge, changing his mind about a job at the United Nations and his new venture at a non-profit technology start-up. “I have at least double the hours and earn a fraction of the pay, but I get out of bed every morning with a big smile on my face, loving the work I do and the impact I can have with it.”

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge has reaffirmed that the institution will retain its place as “one of the leading institutions worldwide” post Brexit, while emphasising the value of Cambridge’s EU partnerships, staff, students and global alumni community. 

Speaking after a meeting of UK science leaders on 30 June, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz said: “Cambridge is very well placed to ensure we continue to work with partners in the UK, the EU and around the world as a global institution – a globally leading institution.”

The first of our alumni series - Jessica Labhart (Homerton 2008) talks about her time at Cambridge, the lifelong friends she made and her journey to becoming a journalist. “I’m the first person in my family to go to university. I was the nerdy kid at school, the only one in its history to make it to Cambridge.”

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK – and it’s taking place from the 1-12 June 2016. We're celebrating the many ways in

New Chairman John Pritchard (Robinson 1983) talks about his hopes for the board ahead of appearing at the Boat Races later this month.

Two students tell us about meeting alumni across Europe, and what the alumni network means to them, as the recipients of the inaugural Student Travel Award, which will run for a second time in 2016.


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