Life @ Kaplan: May Week in Cambridge!

Cambridge is a great city for students. Not only is it home to one of the most famous universities in the world, it is also really vibrant with beautiful architecture and a great social scene.

Last week, we had a chat with KIC Cambridge student Daniela Santiago Forero, to find out about her time during “May Week” – the most exciting time of year for partying in Cambridge!

"'May Week' takes place every year in June. This is when all the colleges at the university come together to throw parties and celebrate the end of the academic year. Although these celebrations aren’t open to the public – some parties do involve fireworks displays and as always, our Social Organiser Justin made sure that we were able to join in the fun and go and see one!

That night, there were lots of people out in Cambridge and many of them wanted to get into the boats. Luckily, the college had reserved three boats for the students!

Daniela in front of the River Cam before punting
Daniela in front of the River Cam before punting

Once we were all together we punted along the River Cam until we got in front of St John’s College, which is locally known as the Wedding Cake because of its design. As always the magnificence of the colleges and the river amazed me, especially at night.

Students enjoying the punting
Students enjoying the punting

There we sat amongst other locals and party goers and waited for the fireworks spectacle to start. We were all together as a group and the atmosphere was just perfect. The firework display itself was the most amazing thing, the sequence was synchronized with music, the sky was full of colour and we couldn’t take our eyes away!

The awesome fireworks!
The awesome fireworks!

If you’re studying or travelling to the UK this summer, I would definitely recommend that you come to Cambridge. It is such a nice experience to be part of a town that has so many great things happening!”

If you’d like to know more about our Cambridge college's social activities, they have an awesome Facebook page, with lots of fun photos and updates and about their events, social activities and fun things to do around the city.

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