Our study trip to London started very early on Thursday morning – we met at Rotterdam Central at 6.15h to catch our flight to London Gatwick at around 9:00h.
After the check-in at our hostel – right next to Hyde Park – we split our group of 17 participants into smaller groups and started exploring the city center of London. Besides the London Eye, we visited Buckingham Palace and London’s Tower Bridge. Afterwards, we visited ‘Founder’s Factory’. The company is an incubator and accelerator for start-ups and young companies making it especially interesting for our RSM Honours Students.
To conclude our first day in London we enjoyed dinner in a restaurant offering contemporary Italian food.
The next morning, we took the train to Cambridge. In a guided tour we discovered the renown colleges of Cambridge University, for instance Trinity and King’s College.
Subsequently, we were given the chance to listen to a presentation and ensuing Q&A of a member of the admission’s office of Cambridge University. Benedict Probst, current PhD candidate in Cambridge and alumnus of the Grand Challenges Honours Programme, made this possible for us. Benedict himself also gave us a very personal insight into studying at a world leading University and inspired some of us to strive further. Eventually, after an exciting day in Cambridge we rounded off our last night in London by exploring the world city’s nightlife.
Saturday was already the day of our departure back to Schiphol Airport and Rotterdam. Before leaving, however, we still had some time to discover London’s famous shopping mall Harrods and went for a walk through the city’s beautiful embassy district.
The study trip to London and Cambridge brought together a diverse cohort of Honours Students, made us mingle and bond. It was a great experience!
“Amazing conversations with amazing people in two amazing cities” – Thymo ter Doest, alumni of the RSM Honours Programme