I’m a second year NatSci (physics) at Cambridge. Ask me anythingWatch
Did you ever consider doing straight physics? If so, what swayed you towards natsci?
What are supervisions like? Is there a sense of competition between the natscis?
Most supos consist of going through the question sheet that was set and asking about areas you were unsure about then if there’s time you’ll often do an extension question or two during the supo.
Different supervisors have different styles. Some have a very fixed schedule e.g I had one that would spend the first half of the supo recapping the lecture content and then the second half going over questions. Meanwhile another supervisor would just ask us if we had any Qs and then I might say oh how should I have done Q11? And then we’d go through it and repeat until we had no questions left and then often we’d have time for an exam Q or something at the end.
How do you find studying and living there? My daughter is applying for Natural Science and she is still confused about choosing a college. We didn't have any opportunity to visit, lots of webinars and live Q&A sessions though...
Thank you for your message and reassurances. I am new to the TSR so I can't reply privately. You are very kind to offer advice, we studied in another country and the UK system is new to us. We are trying to help our daughter in her choices and she is doing all she can to get a place in a good uni (she is including a couple of back-ups of course). At this point I think if the Cambridge Admission office decides that she can do well and gives her an offer, I am sure she will be happy in whatever college she will end up. At present she is considering Corpus Christi. Do you know anybody doing NatSci in CC?