When I heard I had been accepted to study for a higher degree, in Physiology, at Cambridge University I was stunned. As a teacher these days I say to my students that someone has to study there, so it might as well be you! Not many people from my background get the opportunity, so I was determined not to waste it. It is like stepping into another world of unbelievable academic freedom. I had my own laboratory space for my research and famous scientists would visit and discuss their research. During my time at Cambridge, I had the chance to present my research finding at the Physiological Society in London and published my results in scientific journals. These are amazing opportunities and paved the way for my future career in the pharmaceutical industry and teaching. Cambridge University is located within the city of Cambridge and consists of different colleges, all with their own character. I chose Newnham College, mainly because the Graduate accommodation was excellent and the level of tutorial support was good. Newnham is a women only college and has the most beautiful gardens to wake up to and walk through each morning. Of course I would recommend Newnham College and Cambridge University for graduate or undergraduate studies!