The Cambridge Community
The programme offers the opportunity to network with your peers and to make mutually beneficial associations. You’ll also have access to the wider Cambridge Judge Business School community and to the huge networking potential of the University: its students, academics and alumni. Personal networks are the most important way to share information creatively and foster new ideas for business success. There are many ways to connect to this ecosystem, including seminars, consulting projects and networking events. Find out more about organisations and networks you can connect to.
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There’s something really special about the Cambridge environment. I’m not quite sure what it is. But if I just talk a bit about the experience.
So it started in the first week, in the induction week. And you find yourself in Downing College, staying with everybody else. If you then just do a bit research, Downing College was founded by the same Downing that founded Downing Street, where our prime minister lives in the UK. So there’s a real– you start understanding a real connection across the UK.
Then you get told that Cambridge University has over 90 Nobel Prize winners. And that’s 90 Nobel Prize winners. That’s more than any other institution. And you can’t help but feel as you’re walking around, walking to different Colleges, there’s something special about this environment.
And then, in induction week a few days later, you get taught economics by a professor that works in the same faculty that Keynes used to work in, that has fundamentally transformed the way people think about economics across society. So you kind of get steeped or start to understand this history, and feel you’re in a very, very different environment.
And you contrast that fantastic history and heritage with then some of the speakers that we have over evening dinner. And we get talked about some of the challenges on around IT in the NHS to talked about some of the social influences in women’s makeup. The contrast could not be more profound, but it is so engaging, so stimulating in ways that I would never have thought I’d experience.