22 Sep 2017

Friday 22 September 2017

Michael Daya-Winterbottom (2012-2016, Marsden), who has been studying Law and Politics at Otago University, recently found out he has been offered a place at Cambridge University to continue his studies. 

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He visited the College this week to tell us his good news.

After originally declining an offer at the prestigious university to study Classical Studies in 2016, Michael was shocked when the university contacted him once again to offer him the opportunity to compete an exam which could grant him acceptance to study Law.  

“I had to tell them in 2016 that I couldn’t accept their offer because I had a change of heart about what I wanted to study, so when they contacted me again it took me by complete surprise,” says Michael.

Since passing the Cambridge pre-requisite exam with flying colours Michael had only three weeks to prepare for the move to England and will be flying out on 23 September to begin his first semester in October.

“It’s pretty surreal how quickly everything has happened but I’m glad I was able to visit King’s once more before I leave for England,” says Michael.

“All the teachers here are amazing and it’s something really special,” he says. “You don’t get a proper perception of how good it really is until you leave.”

When asked if he plans to visit again soon Michael says the Big House Music is one event he won’t miss and he also hopes to catch a few rugby games when he is back on semester break.