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18th March 2018
Cambridge is really beautiful and there’s so much amazing history to immerse yourself in. It’s easy to get around by bike or bus (£1 for students and it goes everywhere you’d need to) but not by car so if people want to drive to see you they might want to think again, or use the park and ride. Nights out are fab, especially if you go to a themed night - book tix early to avoid queuing on the door though, that always kills the buzz. Pre well because drinks are a bit pricey and it’s better to save your money for the chip van before you walk back! Shopping is expensive in general - Aldi needs a bit of a cycle and Wilko is in the Grafton centre so a bit of a walk from most colleges, although if you visit the market you can get cheap fruit and veg. I’d suggest avoiding the Grand Arcade unless you need something in one of the shops there - it’s not got much for everyone and tends to only have the expensive end of each product. There’s loads to do for tourists but could probably be a bit more sports-wise - a climbing wall is coming soon but I wish there was an ice rink or more pool options. There is the University Sports Centre for most stuff so it has the basics, just not everything. Loads of places to eat out at all times of the day and some very good takeaways too - I recommend Curry Queen (free delivery too). Overall, I love it here!
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7th July 2018
Cambridge is a beautiful city with lots of free things to do for students, like the Botanical Gardens or the Fitzwilliam Museum. It is also filled with great shops and two huge shopping centres, as well as lots of restaurants, pubs, bars and clubs. With everything in walking distance, it's super easy to enjoy it all!
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6th July 2018
Cambridge is a great city full of shops and restaurants. It's full of little cafes serving amazing brunches - the best is Fitzbillies. All the old colleges in the centre of town are also worth visiting.
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2nd July 2018
Cambridge has a poor night life however often people are too busy to every enjoy it. This is because of the difficult work load. However, after exams have finished it is absolutely mental.
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29th June 2018
Cambridge is an incredibly beautiful city with lots of great places to go for walks/sit by the river/have a drink, and the picturesqueness of the city is never quite lost on you. While it is //a bit// lacking in terms of nightlife, there are plenty of cocktail bars/places to go, at least, and London is not far away by train. There are lots of independent cafes/restaurants/cheap places for lunch/coffee.
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26th June 2018
Great shopping, some decent clubs, wonderful variety of restaurants offering range of cuisines and prices and deals for students and welcoming to all, create community feel and easy to get around especially via bike.
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24th June 2018
Cambridge is a small city, it has lots of history and pretty architecture but that’s where the good stuff stops. It’s an extremely expensive city, everything from food, drinks, club entry, transport to accommodation prices. It is simply not worth the money. As expensive as london but no extra student finance. Probably about 4 clubs in total, only 2 of which are actually bareable, but expect to pay in the region of £7.50 for a double vodka and mixer. Very little to do in Cambridge unless you have lots of money, even then its limited to restaurants and pubs which get old quickly. Average student accommodation price is around £600 a month. Go somewhere else!
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23rd June 2018
Cambridge is a really pretty and cute little city, but not the most exciting of cities for students after a term of living there; There is not a lot to do, not many shops or restaurants or activities. However, there is punting, kayaking, canoeing, cinema, quirky shops and local pubs, museums, botanical gardens and plenty of university-run societies to keep students entertained. There are a lot of tourists on a daily basis which can be fustrating.
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15th June 2018
While incredibly expensive, Cambridge truly is a fantastic place to live and study, be that at ARU or one of the world-renowned colleges of Cambridge University itself. Cambridge may not have the greatest nightlife or shopping experience of any student town (although it not bad by any measure), but it is a beautiful place and has a lovely atmosphere with tonnes of great pubs, bars and restaurants. Cambridge is very cosmopolitan and you get to meet some amazing people from all over the world. The city has loads of wonderful little quirks and there truly is nowhere quite like it!
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14th June 2018
Night life is fun Various restaurant Not enough shops - very limited Prices in Cambridge is very high-similar to London. Rent is roughly 1500£ per month, so from there you can see that everything else would be expensive. A shot of vodka in hull is £1 whereas in Cambridge is £4! You get the idea
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14th June 2018
Some fantastic places to shop, an ambient and lovely market square complete with an ever-changing daily market, friendly and kindly locals too. Very picturesque and beautiful to walk around. Some delightful places to eat, including food stands and vans-a particular favourite is the crepe van!-and a range of restaurants to choose from, chains and individual!
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14th June 2018
I have absolutely loved doing my MPhil in Cambridge -- so much so that I've decided to stay another four years! It's a big enough town such that there is plenty to do outside of the university itself, but small enough that it still feels like a close-knit community. Also, its proximity to London means you can easily spend nights or weekends in the city. The only downside is the very high cost of living, especially when it comes to housing costs.
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10th June 2018
Food is amazing. For vegetarian people there is a variety of food you can try. Night life ends fast so don't like it so much. Shopping closes really soon every day so in the afternoon it is hard to find something to do besides bowling or going to the cinema.
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10th June 2018
Cambridge is a city that feels like your home town. Variety of shops and cafes/restaurants, all set amongst the beautiful colleges. Loads of interesting places to eat, and a handful of theatres so there's always something on. Smaller than you'd think, and lots of open green spaces when you get out of the centre.
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8th June 2018
I study st BPP in Cambridge and the location is so perfect. Albeit expensive, the array of things to do, places to see and all the restaurants and bars make it a great place to be when you’re a student. It’s the best of a city and town experience.
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7th June 2018
There are plenty of places to eat out or have drinks, including restaurants, bars and pubs. The nightlife is decent, however there are only 2-3 decent clubs. There are many events going and many things to see and do, especially over summer. You can go punting, further, there is an annual beer festival, strawberry fair, midsummer fair amongst many other events. Cambridge is a bike city, so make sure to get a bike, as it's the easiest way to get around. There are two main shopping centres with a good variety of shops.
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7th June 2018
Cambridge has good transport links, good pubs, parks and great history. Nights out could be better, however, could be worse! It can be a little pricey around Cambridge
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Jan Jane

6th June 2018
Cambridge is a beautiful city. Canals, good weather, close proximity to London, prestigious university, lots of international students, shops and good local people. Pubs are good. Transport is very reliable. Overall great city
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Bethany Gadsden

5th June 2018
The location of my university is in a perfect location! Easy to get to from where I live, right in the centre of the city! Bars, shops and beautiful fields are less than a 5 min walk! Easy to get to the bus station and train station so if I need to go home or to placement, it’s as simple as strolling in the sun!
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Anonymous

5th June 2018
Amazing place to be for history and quaintness. Feels very safe. Nightlife leaves something to be desired but is still fun as long as you like cheesy music. Lots of nice, if expensive, places to eat out and shopping.
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