Cambridge University Freshers' Events

Cambridge University Freshers' Events

  • Manchester event 2013
  • Berkshire event
  • Birmingham event 2013
  • Birmingham event 2013
  • Cambridge event
  • Leicester and Rutland event
    Leicester and Rutland
  • London event 2013

The 2017 Freshers' Events series has now ended. Details about next year's Freshers' Events will be published here in spring/summer 2018.

Alumni and current students are helping new students prepare for Cambridge this summer

Around the world in August and September, Alumni Groups will be hosting pre-arrival 'Freshers' Events' for new undergraduate and postgraduate students coming to Cambridge this autumn.

These optional events are a great opportunity for new students to prepare for university and make some friends before they arrive. Newcomers will meet current students and alumni, from whom they can get tips and advice for living and studying at Cambridge.

Read testimonials from last year's event attendees.

How you can help

Alumni Groups

Over 40 Alumni Groups will be hosting a Freshers' Event this summer. If your Group is interested in hosting an event, please email for details.

Current students and recent alumni

We are keen to hear from current students and recent alumni interested in attending one of this year’s Freshers' Events (listed below) to welcome attendees, share your experiences of living and studying in Cambridge and answer their questions. This is great opportunity to make a direct and considerable difference towards helping new students prepare for university, and to widen your networks with students and alumni.

To register your interest in this volunteer opportunity, please email For more information about the role, download the Volunteer Role Profile

UK Freshers' Events recruiting volunteers:

Bristol - Thursday 7 September, 5.30pm (*)
London - Wednesday 13 September, 7pm (*) (WAITING LIST ONLY)
Cumbria (Cockermouth) - Thursday 14 September, 7pm
Sheffield - Thursday 14 September, 7pm
Chester - Sunday 17 September, 12.30pm
Leeds - Monday 18 September, 6pm (WAITING LIST ONLY)
Stockport - Tuesday 18 September, 6pm
Devon (Exeter) - Wednesday 20 September, 3pm
Oxfordshire - Wednesday 20 September, 6.30pm (WAITING LIST ONLY)
Dorset (Wimborne) - Thursday 21 September, 7pm (*) (WAITING LIST ONLY)
Norfolk (Norwich) - Thursday 21 September, 6pm (WAITING LIST ONLY)
Scotland (Edinburgh) - Thursday 21 September, 6pm (*) (WAITING LIST ONLY)
Reading - Thursday 21 September, 7pm (WAITING LIST ONLY)
Surrey (Epsom) - Thursday 21 September, 7pm
York - Monday 25 September, 6pm
Birmingham - Tuesday 26 September, 6pm (WAITING LIST ONLY)
Peterborough - Wednesday 27 September, 6.30pm (*) (WAITING LIST ONLY)
Cambridge - Thursday 28 September, 6pm (WAITING LIST ONLY)
Chichester - Thursday 28 September, 6pm (*)

International Freshers' Events recruiting volunteers:

Montreal - Sunday 27 August, 2pm
Madrid - Monday 4 September, 8pm
New Delhi - Wednesday 6 September, 8pm
Montreal #2 - Thursday 7 September, 12.30pm
Hamburg - Friday 8 September, 6.00pm (WAITING LIST ONLY)
The Netherlands - Saturday 9 September, 2pm (WAITING LIST ONLY)
Bulgaria - Wednesday 13 September, 6.30pm
New York City - Thursday 14 September, 6.30pm

(*)​ Because this is event is open only to incoming undergraduates, we are recruiting only current undergraduates and recent alumni as volunteers. 

(WAITING LIST ONLY) Although this event is at capacity for volunteers, you can email to be added to the waiting list in case of a cancellation.