Welcome to Cambridge events
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Helping new students settle into Cambridge before they even arrive
Alumni Groups all around the world hold welcome events for new students who have been given a place at Cambridge. These typically take place in August, September and October. Welcome to Cambridge events help attendees to:
- meet other newcomers, current students and alumni
- get some advice on living and studying in Cambridge
- benefit from some useful tips from others from their area/country
...before they even arrive in Cambridge.
Every year students tell us how helpful the welcome events are and how much they appreciated the opportunity to meet others who were coming up to Cambridge.
"When I went to the Welcome to Cambridge event in London I was pretty terrified – of starting university and leaving home in general. I had no idea what to expect and had a brilliant evening. I met lots of lovely people from my College and doing my course – many of whom I'm still in touch with. I felt so much better about going to Cambridge afterwards. And when I went back the next year as a student helper it was even better!" - Jessica Glynn (Trinity 2012)
How you can help
Would you like to hold a Welcome to Cambridge event?
We welcome all Alumni Groups who wish to hold events for future students in their area, whether your group is in the UK or abroad. To receive more information on how to run an event, please contact Claire Baxter on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you like to volunteer at a Welcome to Cambridge event?
We're keen to hear from current students interested in attending one of this year’s welcome events as a student volunteer. You’ll help welcome the new students attending and share your experiences of living and studying in Cambridge. This is great opportunity to make a direct and considerable difference towards helping newcomers settle and also widen your own networks. For more information, please download the Student Volunteer Role Profile.
All events (including those that do not require volunteers) are listed at www.cam.ac.uk/welcome.
To register your interest, please email email@example.com (please do not contact the hosts directly).