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Meet Jen McGaley: Plant scientist and freestyle kayaker

Jen McGaley, who is 20, is from Suffolk and went to Bury St Edmunds County Upper School. She is in her second year studying Biological Natural Sciences at St John’s College and has two great passions in life: plant sciences and kayaking.

In this short film Jen tells us about her sporting and academic activities and her experiences as an undergraduate at St John’s so far. She explains how the College has helped her to pursue her interests with kit grants, funding for sports societies and a bursary for a plant sciences summer school.

Jen also talks about the accommodation on offer to students of St John’s, which the College guarantees for the duration of a degree. She explains how there is a range of choice on offer to suit different tastes and budgets and how much she loves having the River Cam right outside her room.