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Students who would like to try their hand at journalism, they could get into one of the two regular term-time student newspapers: The Cambridge Student and Varsity. Alternatively, there are many other publications, which they can get involved in such as Polyglossia (a modern languages journal), The Hill Magazine (celebrating the creativity and arts), The Cambridge Spy (satire) and The Triple Helix (Science and Law). Cambridge has various prizes for original student writing.

Additionally, there are many societies and groups for those students who are interested in photography and film-making. The university's award-winning radio station seeks for new members. The radio station is engineered, presented and managed by students. Cambridge students have utmost opportunities to present a show and support the running of the station.


The University of Cambridge is well-known for the quality of student-produced drama. One of the renowned dramas is the Cambridge Footlights where a number of prominent actors and comedians started their career. Based on the ADC Theatre, Footlights stages fortnightly smokers and performs each year at the Edinburgh Fringe.

However, Cambridge Footlights is one of the thirty drama groups and societies. It provides everything for amateur dramatists to enhance musical theatre, improved comedy, Japanese drama, film-making and Gilbert and Sullivan. Students who are interested in drama and film-making are equipped with practical exercises in stage management, set design, directing, costume, producing, lighting sound, front of house and makeup.

The university offers students all facilities to support the practical exercises. Apart from the ADC theatre, many colleges have their own purpose-built auditoria and many chief productions take place in the city's Arts Theatre and Corn Exchange. The college gardens is also used as theatres for open-air summer productions in May Week.


There is a great deal of music-making at Cambridge and all genres of music may be heard in college common rooms. Students, who wish to play, sing and use instrument or be the musical director for a student production, there is something to suit them. There is a huge range of student bands and musical societies catering for any style and taste. All facilities are offered to students regardless of their ability and experience.

The open nights and acoustic are put on by many colleges and various choirs, bands and orchestras regularly record and tour. Students have an excellent opportunity unfold their potentials by means of performing around the country and globe for a number of audiences each year.

The university has a Faculty of Music. This faculty sponsors a great collection of musical activities comprising master classes, supporting student-organized concerts and workshops. Students who are singer, organist or play an instrument to a high standard, they may like to apply to one of four music awards. The nature of award differ from college to college, however, comprise a small financial award and some support for instrument or music tuition.

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