Oonagh Cousins

College: Gonville and Caius

Year of Study: 3rd Year

Course: BA Natural Sciences

Hometown: Farnham, UK

Previous School: Guildford High School


Why Natural Sciences?

I initially knew I wanted to study science but didn’t know what exactly and Cambridge gave me the opportunity to have a broad knowledge in first year and then later specialise. I particularly enjoy learning about how our bodies work and what we can do to keep our bodies in the best possible condition.

Why Cambridge?

I definitely bought into the ‘fairytale’ of Cambridge with the beautiful buildings and the river but I also feel very lucky to be studying in the same place as many incredible Scientists before me.

Beyond the boat..

When I can I love to go to my favourite café ‘Afternoon Tease’ with my friends and also enjoy attending some of the talks that are on in Cambridge – in particular ones associated with International Development as that is something I am interested in pursuing as a career.


I have never been part of such an amazing team like CUWBC. It is inspiring how driven all the girls are to achieve the same goal. The support that I get from the team is amazing and I can’t imagine my Cambridge experience without them.