Hux Norman – (Land Economy, 3rd Year)
SCHOOL SUBJECTS: Economics, History, English Language, Maths (AS)
Why Land Economy?
I initially looked to apply for Economics, but I realized I didn’t quite have the Maths skills, and didn’t want to take A2 maths anyway. I found Land Economy, a mix of Economics, Geography and Law, an applied course essentially, with study of real world case studies rather than huge amounts of in depth theoretical study.
What advice would you give prospective applicants?
If you are even vaguely tempted, try. I didn’t want to come initially, but was swayed after I came and visited Cambridge, and was surprised by how normal and friendly everyone is, the ‘Cambridge Stereotype’ really isn’t applicable to most people. I would also suggest trying your hand at anything, whether it’s sports or societies or whatever, you can always fit work around what you’re actually interested in.
Any specific interview advice?
I had two interviews, same as everyone, one was based on Economics, the other on Law. A level economics certainly helped for the interview, so I would recommend having basic grounding in that, even if it is just flicking through an A level text book. They’re looking for people who are ‘teachable’, whether you can take in and absorb new ideas quickly, so just be as open as you can.
Has Trinity Hall lived up to your expectations?
Exceeded. It’s the best college.
What do you do when you’re not working?
I play rugby for college, along with a few other sports. I have also done things like being Ents President, was on the JCR Committee, June Event Committee. Also enjoy chilling in the café, and I tend to go out twice a week.
What’s your favourite thing about Trinity Hall/Cambridge?
The people are the best you will ever meet.