During October 2016, Laura visited partners and schools in China, where she introduced the 2017 Cambridge Dream Summer School and shared advice on three stages of university preparation – from initial research into courses and institutions, extra-curricular activities and wider subject reading to personal statement writing and interview practice. One of the schools she visited was the prestigious ‘alma mater’ of President Xi Jinping.
Laura was also delighted to catch up with some of the students and teachers who attended the programme in Cambridge this summer. During her free time, Laura tried KTV for the first time and realised being a ‘pop star’ is much harder than it looks! She also visited the magnificent Summer Palace, exploring the beautiful temples, gardens, pavilions and lake-side walkways, which were formerly the playground of the emperors escaping the summer heat of Beijing city.