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Around the world in August and September, University Alumni Groups host Freshers’ Events for new undergraduate and postgraduate students starting a course at Cambridge this autumn. These optional events are a great opportunity to speak to current and former students about their experiences of Cambridge and meet other new starters. Events are in-person or online, as stated.
These events are not intended to provide information about what the academic year will look like in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Please visit cam.ac.uk/coronavirus or contact your College or Faculty/Department for such information.
Can't find an event near you?
If you're unable to attend a Freshers’ Event, or can’t find one near you, why not contact any of the 420+ Alumni Groups worldwide to ask about their experiences of Cambridge.
Testimonials from last year's attendees
“Informative and reassuring. Particularly useful for freshers who feel anxious about starting University.” – Attendee, North West England event
“It allowed me to ask questions that could not have been answered by general guides for international students.” – Attendee, Poland event
“It has put me in touch with other Welsh students and made me feel a bit less nervous about the workload.” – Attendee, South Wales event
"The speakers were very friendly and informative; the small size of the event allowed us to ask questions without feeling too self-conscious.” – Attendee, Devon event
“It was great meeting new people from the Oxbridge network.” – Attendee, Ontario event
Please email the University’s Alumni Engagement team at email@example.com with your questions about Freshers’ Events.