Advice from Director of Studies for 1A Biology students at Peterhouse, Dr. Justin Gerlach
Students preparing for their first year of studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge University inevitably get bombarded with lists of things they 'ought' to read. In addition at some point you will be directed to an on-line preparation course for STEM subjects; it's not particularly onerous but may feel like yet another thing to read. Whilst some of the university's recommended reading is useful it is there to broaden interest and to help you to be in the right frame of mind at the start of term. For Biology at Peterhouse there are two recommendations that are not on the university list:
It is also important to carefully consider your choice of 1A courses, although final decisions are not made until the start of the academic year. You will have been asked for an early indication of likely choices to help the college make plans for teaching. Links to further information on courses are provided here in summary form and in more detail.