I really enjoyed my time at Cambridge, I grew a lot as a person and came away feeling prepared to enter postgraduate research. There are lots of extracurricular options and you’re surrounded by people who are like-minded and driven. The academic side does require a large amount of self-sufficiency and drive. You have the flexibility to guide your learning towards whatever interests you. You’re also being taught by the experts in your field which is awesome but it means that they haven’t necessarily been trained in best teaching techniques so it’s your responsibility to make the most of what they are offering you. For me, that system really worked and I learned a lot but if you’re the kind of person who wants a more guided approach the tutorial system may not be for you, as you’re expected to drive the sessions forward with your own questions.