A new BBC 2 documentary series, which started last night(Wednesday 7 January) will be following the fortunes of eight black undergraduates at the University of Cambridge.

‘Black Ambition’ looks at the lives of the students over two academic years. The students of 2002 are followed through their final year at Cambridge and into the world of work, while those who graduated in 2003 are filmed through their final year with the stress of exams and finding jobs.

The eight undergraduates come from diverse backgrounds and circumstances; from a 26-year-old Computer Science student who is coping with an intense workload and bringing up a four-year-old daughter on her own, to a recent graduate from South London who now works for the Audit Commission.

Janet Graham, Head of the University of Cambridge’s Admissions Office responded to the programme:

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