Cambridge University Freshers' Events

Cambridge University Freshers' Events

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Monday, 4 September 2017 to Thursday, 28 September 2017
Open to: 
University members

2017 Freshers' Events are currently being registered. Please return to this page in July for the full timetable of events taking place across the world this summer.

What are 'Freshers' Events'?

If you’re a new student coming to the University of Cambridge this autumn you’re probably feeling excited, nervous and have lots of questions.

Get answers, tips and advice by speaking to current students and alumni at one of the pre-arrival 'Freshers' Events' taking place around the world in August and September. Hosted by former students, these events are a great opportunity to prepare yourself for university and make some friends before you arrive.

Testimonials from last year's attendees

“Got to…ask…questions I couldn't have found an answer to on the website or in a student handbook.”

“Gave me a greater understanding of life at Cambridge.”

“I met past and present students from Cambridge [and] felt welcomed into the community.”

“Helped me to feel more confident about socialising with others.”

“Helped me to…feel more at ease with moving away from home.”

“Hearing some of the alumni's stories of Cambridge in the 60s was hilarious!”

“I was able to get a sense of the daily routine which was useful.”

“Meeting other people from my college was great as when I arrived I already recognised a few faces!“

“Reassured me that everybody else is in the same boat.”

“Received good personalised advice.”

“Got to know some others from nearby schools.”

“Helped calm nerves by discussing common fears/problems and sharing solutions.”

“Meeting alumnis [sic] gave me interesting future perspectives.”

“Made me more excited about the start of university.”

“Gave me useful tips and insight on preparing for student life at Cambridge.”

Can't find an event near you?

New events are still being registered, so please check this page again soon for an event in your area. 

Why not come along to another event, such as the Freshers' Event in Cambridge (UK), on Thursday 28 September?

It couldn't be easier to find and contact any of the +460 Alumni Groups across the world with your questions. You can also email the University's Alumni Relations team for assistance.

Schedule of events

Event Date
Tokyo - Freshers' Event Thursday, 6 July 2017 - 6.30pm to 9.00pm JST
New Penang - Freshers' Event Sunday, 16 July 2017 - 4.00pm to 6.00pm MYT
Sao Paulo - Freshers' Event Tuesday, 22 August 2017 - 5.30pm to 7.00pm BRT
Madrid - Freshers' Event Monday, 4 September 2017 - 8.00pm to 10.00pm CEST
Updated London - Freshers' Event Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - 7.00pm to 9.30pm BST
Updated Cumbria - Freshers' Event Thursday, 14 September 2017 - 7.00pm to 9.00pm BST
Updated Chester - Freshers' Event Sunday, 17 September 2017 - 12.30pm to 2.30pm BST
Stockport - Freshers' Event Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - 6.00pm to 8.00pm BST
Devon - Freshers' Event Wednesday, 20 September 2017 - 3.00pm to 5.00pm BST
Gloucestershire - Freshers' Event Wednesday, 20 September 2017 - 6.00pm to 8.00pm BST
Updated Norfolk - Freshers' Event Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 6.00pm to 8.00pm BST
Updated Geneva - Freshers' Event Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 7.00pm to 9.00pm CEST
Updated Surrey - Freshers' Event Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 7.00pm to 9.00pm BST
Peterborough - Freshers' Event Wednesday, 27 September 2017 - 6.30pm to 8.00pm BST
Cambridge - Freshers' Event Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 6.00pm to 8.00pm BST

Events map