Here are all the useful tidbits that people have already made.
Note: if you have any contributions you want to make to the blog (which are more than welcome!) you can contact me through email or Instagram:
- Email: my crsID is srhd2 (if you don’t know what that is, please use Instagram)
- Instagram: @allstarstella
This is the official website of the faculty, and should be your go-to point for any questions that have solid answers, like ‘what is the standard offer?’. Particularly useful (and somewhat hard to find) is the undergraduate handbook which outlines pretty much everything you’ll ever need to know about the modules you can take.
This is the more informal faculty website, which has lots of useful info including videos from faculty teaching staff about typical lessons and what you can expect from the AMES degree, as well as specific stuff on applying and a comprehensive list of the Directors of Studies at each college.
Not faculty-related but still very useful for on-the-ground perspectives on colleges and courses (although a bit sparse for AMES!)
An amazing tumblr blog where you can do what it says on the tin: ask a Cambridge student anything about the university and life within it!
Current AMES students on (public) social media
There are some AMES students who have a social media presence and who were a source of inspiration/admiration/information for me when I was applying, so I reckon they deserve a mention.
Mangovlogz – another second year Japanese student at Robinson who does have a youtube channel.
zh0um1 – third year Chinese student/first year Japanese student (yep, she did the amazing thing and combined the two languages) at Caius who likes pancakes. Lovely and very helpful!
misshanake – technically she’s a third year at the other place (Oxford) but she has made some very helpful youtube videos about studying Japanese at university, and also about the year abroad which she has now finished.
All the Cambridge undergraduate colleges offer AMES, so you have lots to choose from! These websites can tell you a bit more about what it’s like to study AMES at each college in Cambridge.
Hughes Hall – no website (over 21 only)