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University of Cambridge

Q&A with Molly Gibson-Mee

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    29 October 2020

    Molly Gibson-Mee joins the College as our new Communications Assistant, having spent the past five years studying Classics and English at Oxford.

    We caught up with Molly to find out more about her and the new role.

    Photo of Molly Gibson-MeeWelcome to Murray Edwards, Molly. How does it feel to be here, albeit virtually at the moment?

    Thank you! It feels a bit strange to be working for the College from hundreds of miles away, but still I feel very welcomed by the community and am very excited about the work I am doing. Hopefully it won’t be too long before I can come and see the College and the people there in person.

    Can you tell us a bit about your role and why you were drawn to it?

    My role as Communications Assistant involves supporting our Head of Communications in running the College’s social media accounts, updating the website, and generally raising awareness about the College. In particular I am working on improving our communications with prospective applicants and encouraging people to apply to Murray Edwards. I was drawn to this role because of my background in digital outreach and making online content which supports students during their application to top universities, and I thought working at Murray Edwards would be a wonderful opportunity.

    From your experience, what do you think prospective students really want to know before they apply to university?

    I think for a university like Cambridge, making sure that they have clear and concise information about the application process and the various stages that it involves is vital. But most importantly I’ve found that prospective applicants want to hear from current students: what are their daily routines, what do they study, what was their experience with admissions’ tests or interviews. Prospective applicants see their future in current students and facilitating that connection will be an important part of my role.

    What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

    My dad often says: ‘You only regret the things you don’t do.’ Even if things don’t go well, you can always learn from it and move on, rather than always thinking ‘What if?’. It was what helped me decide to apply to Oxford, and I now carry that advice with me, especially when making big decisions.

    How do you spend your free time?

    I have a YouTube channel where I post videos about my life, as well as videos with information about the application process to universities like Oxford and Cambridge. I also like to watch tennis, play video games, and walk my dogs.