Cambridge University Freshers' Events

Cambridge University Freshers' Events

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Thursday, 16 August 2018 to Thursday, 27 September 2018
Open to: 
Graduate students
Undergraduates

Freshers' Events 2018

What are Freshers' Events?

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New students are warmly invited to come to a relaxed and informal Freshers’ Event this summer, to help you prepare for university and make some friends before you arrive. 

Hear from alumni and current students about living and studying at Cambridge. Bring your questions and leave with tips and advice from those who know exactly what you are going through.

These optional events are hosted by alumni and take place around the world in August and September.

New events will be added to the schedule throughout the summer, so do check back regularly for updates.

If you are unable to attend a Freshers’ Event, or can’t find an event near you, feel free to contact any of the 430+ Alumni Groups worldwide for information and advice - both before you arrive and throughout your studies.

Schedule of events

Event Date
Moscow - Freshers' Event Friday, 21 September 2018 - 7.00pm to 11.00pm MSK
Chester - Freshers' Event Saturday, 22 September 2018 - 1.00pm to 3.00pm BST
Seattle - Freshers' Event Saturday, 22 September 2018 - 3.00pm to 5.00pm PDT
Kent - Freshers' Event Sunday, 23 September 2018 - 6.00pm to 8.00pm BST
Madrid - Freshers' Event Monday, 24 September 2018 - 6.30pm to 8.30pm CEST
York - Freshers' Event Monday, 24 September 2018 - 6.00pm to 8.00pm BST
Norfolk - Freshers' Event Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 6.00pm to 8.00pm BST
Berlin - Freshers' Event Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 5.00pm to 7.15pm CEST
Birmingham - Freshers' Event Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 6.00pm to 8.00pm BST
Reading - Freshers' Event Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 7.00pm to 9.00pm BST

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Attendee testimonials

“Speaking to the other Freshers reassured me that they were just normal people and that I did belong.”

“It definitely made me feel less nervous by showing that i still knew how to talk to new people and make friends.”

“It allowed me to see that my future peers were easy to talk to, from diverse backgrounds and open to meeting new people.”

 “[It] helped me to know what to expect from Freshers' week and supervisions as these were things I was worried about.”

“Highlighted that Cambridge is also a national and international community.”

“Had the chance to speak with current students and get my questions answered.”

“I now know more people at the University so settling in won't be as difficult.”

“It was really reassuring to meet lots of others in a very relaxed setting before I went. It made the whole process of starting at Cambridge a lot less daunting.”

 “Made me feel part of the Cambridge community before even arriving at the University.”

“I was […] given sufficient practical information about my course and life in Cambridge.”

 “I felt very welcome and excited to depart for England.”

“It's […] really useful to know students at Cambridge from my local area, as well as finding out a bit more about local alumni groups.”

“To be able to meet others beforehand, and actually discuss some of the problems/issues/worries with them, is so helpful and reassuring.”