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Trinity College

Trinity is a large, central, wealthy and prestigious Cambridge College. Its location means that the centre of town is quite literally on your doorstep, with Cambridge’s shops (including Sainsbury’s), bars, restaurants, pubs and clubs just seconds away. However, whilst Trinity is in the centre of town, it’s also situated on the River Cam and Cambridge’s ‘backs’ (massive green open space) meaning that you get the best of both worlds.

Trinity College

Sarah Leiper
Law, 3rd Year

The buildings, with their beautiful courts and historic character, are one of the major benefits of living in Trinity. But Trinity is not all old and traditional. The main block of fresher accommodation (the ‘Wolfson Building’) was recently refurbished, with modern rooms and excellent facilities (most rooms being en suite). The huge number of rooms at Trinity means that you can stay in residence for your entire time here and that there is a good choice of rooms. In addition to this, the quality of the choice of rooms is not really reflected in their cost.

The facilities are among the best in Cambridge; with a large and well-stocked library, a law library, a gym, badminton and squash courts, football and rugby pitches, netball and tennis courts, computer rooms and laundry rooms. There is also a modern College bar as well as common rooms, party rooms and public rooms available for use. In addition to this, Trinity has a well-equipped boat house for budding rowers. And for those who wish their boating experience to be less strenuous, members of Trinity can hire out punts for a reduced price.

Trinity has numerous competitive sports teams and players, often within the top divisions of intercollegiate leagues, but there are also opportunities for absolute beginners. Becoming part of a team is a good way to meet new people at Trinity, but there are also many societies to join; from the Music Society to the Cocktail Society (a.k.a. cocsoc), it often feels like there is so much to do, but so little time. And even if you feel like there just isn’t a society/club for you, Trinity will always give you the opportunity to start your own!

Best thing? Big and beautiful

All of this means that socialising is fairly easy, and on top of the nightlife offered by clubs, pubs and bars around Cambridge, there are usually themed ‘ents’ (or parties) within Trinity about three times a term.

Trinity is a prestigious and traditional College, but it’s also a friendly place with students from a variety of backgrounds. Trinity’s size means that you are constantly meeting new people. Despite this, there is still the sense of a collegiate atmosphere in which everyone is proud to be at Trinity.

Worst thing? Too big to know everyone