Cambridge College Life

The Collegiate Experience at the University of Cambridge

Colleges are where Cambridge students live, eat and socialise, and where they receive small group teaching sessions called supervisions, which are regarded as one of the best teaching models in the world. Colleges are also self-governing; while they are part of the University (subject to University regulations) they select their own students and have their own internal procedures. Although students receive the same outstanding education whichever college they attend, each has its own unique history, environment and identity.

                                                                                                      Partner Colleges


                                     St John's College, University of Cambridge                         Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge​                               Clare Hall, University of Cambridge

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All delegates are accommodated in different buildings of colleges of the University of Cambridge. Delegates usually stay in single/twin rooms with shared, unisex bathroom facilities. En-suite single rooms are also available at an additional charge. Dormitory rooms come in different size, shape and style. Breakfasts are all included.

College Dining

Eating together is an integral part of life here in colleges and provides the perfect opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new acquaintances. Catering team in colleges provide high quality and authentic British and International meals served in their magnificent dining hall for their students every day. 

Traditional Formal Dinner

The formal dinner is a traditional social activity and very popular part of College life at the University of Cambridge. On both sides of the ancient traditional long table, students wear formal evening dresses, listen to the academician’s prayer in Latin and enjoy authentic traditional British food.

Academic lectures

All of our academic sessions and workshops take place in lecture theatre and classroom. Students can fully immerse themselves in academic environment and learn from our renowned academics.

Cultural and Skills workshops

Leadership training

Public Speaking
Academic writing
University Insight
Western Etiquette  (e.g. wine tasting)


Company visits

Subject-related visits to gain insight from companies and industry leaders. E.g. The Supreme Court, Royal Court of Justice, Medical Simulation Centre, Pathology Museum, G5 Universities, London Stock Exchange, Bank of England, Royal Society of Chemistry, Chemistry Laboratory, mini Cooper Plant Oxford, Bletchley Park, Cambridge Science Park, Needham Research Institute, Shakespeare's Globe etc.


This system of personal tuition is one of Cambridge’s greatest strengths. Supervisions provide the opportunity to explore your subject more deeply, discuss your own work and ideas, and receive regular feedback. As they aren’t assessed, supervisions provide the ideal environment for you to test your ideas and interests, while encouraging you to develop your thinking.