What makes ÎçÒ¹Ñ°»¨ special?
There are 31 colleges at the University of Cambridge, and it can seem like a difficult decision to choose which one is right for you. ÎçÒ¹Ñ°»¨ is a little different. As a , we're exclusively for postgraduates and undergraduate students who are aged 21 or over at the beginning of their studies.
Here, youâ€™ll live, study, and socialise with students from around 90 different countries. We have no hierarchies: thereâ€™s no high table and our social spaces are shared by everyone, which means youâ€™re just as likely to sit next to the College President as you might a student from another continent.
Weâ€™re a college that's committed to the idea of life-long learning, and we specialise in academic, professional, and personal support to help you succeed in your studies. We offer a specially-designed study skills programme, WolfWorks; our exceptional Lee Library is open 24/7, 365 days a year; and we have dedicated College tutors to support you throughout your studies.
All our undergraduates are guaranteed accommodation in College for their first three years, whether itâ€™s a single room, ensuite, shared house, or family flat. All our blocks have access to self-catering kitchen facilities, and rental fees are inclusive of utilities and cleaning. Our dining hall serves three high-quality meals a day with Formal Halls held twice a week during term time.
Whether you join our rowing crews, sign up for the ÎçÒ¹Ñ°»¨ Entrepreneur Society, laugh along at our ÎçÒ¹Ñ°»¨ Howler comedy night, sing in our choir, or grow your own veg in the student garden, youâ€™ll be able to find the sporting, social, cultural, and intellectual activities that suit you. And if you join our Interdisciplinary Research Hubs, youâ€™ll unite with ÎçÒ¹Ñ°»¨ students, Fellows, and members in tackling the big issues facing the world today.
Located on a single site just beyond the city centre, surrounded by glorious gardens and with facilities including a tennis court and gym, ÎçÒ¹Ñ°»¨ is an inspiring and supportive environment where you can fulfil your potential and use your studies to help change the world.
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- We are culturally very diverse, with students from over 90 different countries. This creates a highly stimulating College environment for interdisciplinary and international conversation.
- We are egalitarian: unlike other colleges, there is no â€˜high tableâ€™ where Fellows eat separately, or separation of 'common rooms' or other social spaces. All College members, including Fellows, visiting academics and students, mingle together in social and academic circles.
- As a mature college, the average age in our student body is 25, with individual ages ranging from 21 to over 70. We also provide additional support for students with families.
- We host a wide variety of academic events, including lecture series in the humanities and sciences, debates, panels and invited speakers.
- Our Interdisciplinary Research Hubs bring together Fellows, students and other partners to investigate pressing problems in the world today.
- The ÎçÒ¹Ñ°»¨ Research Event is an annual interdisciplinary conference organised by students to showcase the diversity of research carried out across College.
- There's a wide variety of social spaces in College, including our Club Room with a coffee and drinks bar, and two pool tables; the Lee Room with board games, games consoles and a full-size snooker table; and beautiful College gardens.
- We have a variety of sports clubs and social societies, and run regular College events and socials organised by our students' association (WCSA).
- We host the infamous comedy night, which has staged headliner performances from the likes of Dane Baptiste, Fern Brady, Phil Wang, Ed Gamble, Russell Howard and Adam Kay.
Food and dining
- The dining hall is open three meals a day, seven days per week. There is always a vegetarian and a vegan option, and students receive a 25% discount.
- Our food is delicious and Head Chef Tim works with the students to provide international themed menus across the year.
- We have formal hall twice a week during term, with themed events including Burns' Night, Boat Club Dinner, St David's and Festive Formal Hall.
- We have some of the most affordable rooms of the Cambridge Colleges, with a range of fourÂ prices for a single room.
- Our rent is all-inclusive: there are no extra charges for electricity, gas, water, IT, insurance or cleaning.
- We have several options for licence periods, with cheaper "Termly licences" as short as 26 weeks (9+9+8 weeks).
- The College is in a quiet and beautiful part of Cambridge, just five minutesâ€™ walk from the Sidgwick site, where most Humanities faculties (English, Law, Modern & Medieval Languages and History) and lecture halls are situated, ten minutes from the University Library, and fifteen minutes from the town centre.
- We are also conveniently located for the West Cambridge site, where the Mathematics Faculty, Vet School, Cavendish Laboratory and Computer Laboratories are found.
- We are very close to the beautiful Grantchester Meadows, where you can walk and picnic by the river.
- We offer financial support to our current students from a range of sources, including hardship funds, travel awards, sports and music grants.
- We support a range of scholarships for postgraduate students, and provide additional funding to top up the for undergraduate students.
- We have an excellent College Library, which is open 24/7, 365 days a year; you can take food and drink inside; and students can request books for the collection.
- We provide study skills advice through our bespoke WolfWorks programme, and run a writing centre by and for students
- Our PhD Mentoring Programme pairs students withÂ Fellows or Senior Members working in a related subject.Â
- We provide a comprehesive range of student services to cover all aspects of life in Cambridge, including academic, pastoral, wellbeing, financial and technical support.
- Our College Nurse offers confidential help with a range of health problems, including assessment, advice and support for minor injuries and illnesses.
- We employ a dedicated Student Wellbeing Advisor, who can support you with any mental health, wellbeing, or stress-related difficulties.
- The College fosters alumni relations through regularÂ communications and dedicated events. Many ÎçÒ¹Ñ°»¨ alumni maintain a close relationship with College, and regularly return for informal visits.
- Students remain members of ÎçÒ¹Ñ°»¨ for life, and all our alumni can enjoy a range of benefits at ÎçÒ¹Ñ°»¨.
- Our international alumni network, supported by our bespoke platform ÎçÒ¹Ñ°»¨ Connect, provides mentoring and networking opportunities both in Cambridge and across the globe.