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Being Black at Cambridge

For Black students studying at one of the most prestigious university's in the world, academic pressure isn't always the only challenge, for some it can feel like a new world.

For Black students studying at one of the most prestigious universities in the world – academic pressure isn’t always the only challenge. For some - it can feel like entering a new world. Over the years - Oxbridge and Cambridge universities have come under scrutiny for their lack of ethnic and social diversity. Last year - the numbers improved with Cambridge accepting a record number of 91 UK Black undergraduates. But beyond numbers, is the experience. Over the past year BBC reporter and Cambridge graduate Ashley John-Baptiste has followed three of those students, to find out what it's really like for them being Black at Cambridge during a year of a global pandemic and rising racial tensions.

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New Year's Day 2021 13:30GMT

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