Being at the same college, Elishna O’Donovan and Isabella Luta are regularly supervised together.
‘Supervisions give you the chance to be challenged by others and scrutinise yourself. The three-way conversation really enables your ideas to evolve. I expected supervisions to be competitive, but they are actually about collaboration. I enjoy the different dynamics with different supervision partners.’
‘I am a joint-honours student studying French and Latin, and one of the great things about supervisions is that you are encouraged to bring in relevant, wider knowledge so that each part of my degree feeds into the other. In supervisions you really feel your knowledge building up, you gain confidence and authority, and become more assertive about your opinions. Cambridge simply would not be the experience it is without supervisions.’