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

What are Freshers' Events?

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

These optional events are a great opportunity to prepare for university and make some friends before you arrive. There will be the chance to meet current students and alumni from whom you can get tips and advice for living and studying at Cambridge.

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 go to another event, such as the Freshers' Event in London on Wednesday 13 September (undergraduates only), or in Cambridge (UK) on Thursday 28 September?

It couldn't be easier to contact any of the 460+ Alumni Groups worldwide for information and advice before you arrive and throughout your studies.

You can contact the University’s alumni team with any questions about Freshers’ Events, by email or telephone +44 (0)1223 339968.

Schedule of events

Event Date
Kent - Freshers' Event Sunday, 24 September 2017 - 6.00pm to 8.00pm BST
York - Freshers' Event Monday, 25 September 2017 - 6.00pm to 8.00pm BST
Birmingham - Freshers' Event Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 6.00pm to 8.00pm 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
Chichester - Freshers' Event Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 6.00pm to 10.00pm BST

Events map