Magdalene Telephone Campaign 2017

Meet the student callers

A few members of our student caller team have shared what they love about Magdalene, what they are studying and a little about themselves.

Flavia Bush

2nd Year - Chemical Engineering via Natural Sciences

Student Caller - Magdalene Telephone Campaign 2017

What is the best thing about Magdalene?
Being a small college, you get to know pretty much everyone in your year group as well as those from other years. Everyone is welcoming from the moment you arrive and you begin to see it as your second home quickly!

What is your favourite place in College?
Plodge as there is always someone there to help you or if you just need a quick chat. 

What do you do in your spare time/what is your favourite way to relax?
Spending time chatting with friends.

What do you most like about Cambridge in general?
The traditions – wearing gowns in formal like in Harry Potter!

Why did you choose to study your course?
I always enjoyed sciences in school and thought Chem Eng would be interesting with good career prospects.

Tafara Makuni

PhD Aerodynamics

Student Caller - Magdalene Telephone Campaign 2017

What is the best thing about Magdalene?
The people! :) 

What is your favourite place in College?
The gardens, but in particular; 'Magdalene beach'.

What do you do in your spare time/what is your favourite way to relax?
Reading (good) books/telling (great) stories.

What do you most like about Cambridge in general?
The diversity.

What made you choose Magdalene?
It was rumoured to be the best College in Cambridge, with the highest of standards.

Describe Magdalene in three words?
Fun. Genuine. Authentic.

Describe yourself in three words?
Hmm... Thoughtful. Chilled-out. Composed.

Louisa Keight

2nd Tear - English

Student Caller - Magdalene Telephone Campaign 2017

What is the best thing about Magdalene?
Architecturally, it's beautiful but understated.

What is your favourite place in College?
It's called 'The Beach' but it isn't a beach. It is a little expanse of grass next to the river where the punts are kept and when the weather is nice it's a great place to read or even just sit. Our formal hall is also great; candlelit, green panelling, stained-glass windows. It's very magical.

What do you do in your spare time/what is your favourite way to relax?
Magdalene is in a great location! It's close to town, but also right next to Jesus Green, Castle Mound - and of course, we have the river. So it's really easy to just take yourself off for a walk. I hate sitting still, and whenever I'm stressed I like to just go wandering, either in the green spaces near the college or just through Cambridge.

What do you most like about Cambridge in general?
There is always something happening. Always.

Describe Magdalene in three words.
Unique. Loveable. Small.

Petros Chatzimpaloglou

PhD Archaeology

Student Caller - Magdalene Telephone Campaign 2017

What is the best thing about Magdalene?
The family environment and the beautiful scenery.

What is your favourite place in College?
The fellows garden and its connection with the river.

What do you do in your spare time/what is your favourite way to relax?
Stay in my room or go to the MCR and chill with friends.

Describe Magdalene in three words?
Family. Tradition. Style / Garde Ta Foy (It is also 3 words).

Describe yourself in three words?
Greek. Honest. Fair.

Why did you choose to study your course?
It was an exciting and innovative opportunity to use my expertise in a field outside the current boundaries of my profession.

Eimear Ryan-Charleton

2nd Year - Classics

Student Caller - Magdalene Telephone Campaign 2017

What is the best thing about Magdalene?
I think the best thing about Magdalene is definitely how friendly everyone is here – not only the students, but also the lovely porters and domestic staff. It was one of the first things I noticed when I came up as a fresher – everybody is always happy to say hello.

What is your favourite place in College?
My favourite place in college is by the river at the back of the Lutyens Building. It is so beautiful at all times of the year – frosty in winter, and incredibly pretty in spring. You also get to see the swans and geese!

What do you do in your spare time/what is your favourite way to relax?
My favourite way to relax is usually just by going to a friend’s room for tea or wine. It’s a nice way to chill out and chat, although we often also take advantage of Magdalene’s proximity to the Maypole.

What do you most like about Cambridge in general?
I like the fact that it’s quite a small city, and you always see people you know in the street. I also really love how vibrant the theatre scene is here, as I go to see a lot of shows, and have even directed one this year.

What made you choose Magdalene?
I chose Magdalene because I thought it was nice and small, I liked the fact that it’s by the river, and I really love red brick! I was also influenced by the fact that Parnell went here.

Describe Magdalene in three words?
Small. Friendly. Pretty.

Describe yourself in three words?
Chatty Friendly. Interested.

Why did you choose to study your course?
I chose Classics because I really like the breadth the course offers. I am currently in 1A, after having done the Prelim Year, and Cambridge was the only place I could study both Latin and Greek from scratch.

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