Good afternoon to all of you out there :)
I’m currently in a bit of a quandary. I have an offer from Cambridge and I am so grateful that I have this opportunity but I don’t know if I will prosper there or whether it would be too much for me to handle. I have wanted to go to Cambridge for a very long time and it has been a wonderful fantasy. The atmosphere there truly is second to none, in my opinion. But Cambridge is the university of the intellectually elite and although I don’t think I am necessarily unintelligent, I just don’t know if the course there will be too taxing for me.
I’m left thinking is it better to get a better degree from somewhere slightly less prestigious such as Durham or to go to Cambridge and fail. My version of failure is probably too high, but I would rather come out of university with a first than a third. I’m really stuck at the moment and completely unsure of what to do with myself. The graduate prospects could be immense at Cambridge but I’m really not sure whether I am good enough for the challenges that I would have to face.
It is really difficult for me to let something that has defined my aspirations for so long go but I think it is a choice I may have to make. I need to be sure that I am in the right place for me academically, not just where I feel at home. I’m contemplating putting Durham as my firm offer. I honestly have no idea what to do and I’m getting very emotional about the situation.