Final year engineering student Bryn Pickering, from Bangor, is one of the stars of My Cambridge - a new film designed to show potential applicants what life at the University of Cambridge is really like.
I hope that sharing my experience will help people understand what it’s really like here.Bryn Pickering, Engineering student
My Cambridge is the latest in the University’s series of films tackling myths about Cambridge and promoting the unique features of undergraduate life at the collegiate University.
The film features three current Cambridge students, who share their stories in their own words.
Bryn, 22, from Bethesda, took his A Levels at Ysgol Tryfan. He is now in the final year of his engineering degree.
“I am passionate about widening participation in Cambridge,” Bryn said. “I hope that sharing my experience will help people understand what it’s really like here.”
Since arriving at the Department of Engineering, Bryn has worked as a mentor and a student ambassador in order to inspire and encourage other state school students to apply.
“I come from a very rural area, where the idea of Cambridge seemed remote,” Bryn said. “I hope the film will give students an insight into what it’s really like applying and then being at Cambridge, so that they’ll be ready to look more into the possibility of Cambridge as a University choice.”
Rachel Lister, Head of Student Recruitment and Information for the University of Cambridge, said: “We have received very positive feedback on the films we have produced to date, and we are delighted to add My Cambridge to our portfolio.
"Contra did a fantastic job with Cambridge in Numbers, which secured an IVCA Gold Award last year, so we are pleased to have worked with them again on this partner film."
“We hope that it will help to reassure prospective students that applying to and studying at the University of Cambridge is a positive experience enjoyed by students from a diverse range of backgrounds across the UK."