2016 Photo competition winners
We’re delighted to announce the winners of last year’s photo competition:
Contrasts and diversity: Akbar Anwar
Academic life: Laurence Ghier
College life: Chante Thomas
Congratulations to you all. Click here to view the images.
Who are our students?
Our students are adults of all ages from a wide variety of backgrounds, including teachers, scientists, writers, journalists, researchers, executives, professionals and more. Many are retirees, or people who have the time to pursue lifelong interests in more depth. There are plenty of opportunities to get to know other students outside the classroom whether it is on an excursion, at one of the ceilidhs, during meals in College or in one of the many cafes or pubs.
Cambridge Student Assistants
Each summer we employ a team of University of Cambridge students to assist you with any queries you have during your stay. The CSAs have extensive knowledge of the University and city, and will be your first point of contact.
Weekend excursions and walking tours
We offer optional weekend excursions which complement some of the subjects covered in the academic programmes and are a good way to meet new people, explore England and learn more about British culture. This year, day trips include visits to Hampton Court Palace, Medieval Oxford and Ewelme, Blenheim Palace; theatre trips to see Shakespeare plays at The Globe in London and the RSC in Stratford upon Avon; plus Cambridge walking tours showcasing the beautiful city and Colleges. Full details, including how to book are now available on our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for registered students.
In addition to our evening talks, we organise a number of events to give you the opportunity to relax and meet fellow students. These will include music recitals, ceilidhs (traditional folk dances), talks and readings. Our walking tours provide the ideal opportunity to learn more about the University and the Colleges.
Cambridge also offers a wide variety of evening and weekend activities during the summer, including music festivals, exhibitions, punting and a season of Shakespeare plays performed in the College gardens. Cambridge has the highest concentration of internationally important collections outside London; most of these museums are free and all are well worth exploring.
Getting to Cambridge
For information about getting to Cambridge see here.
Getting around Cambridge
Map of the University: http://map.cam.ac.uk
Maps of Cambridge: http://www.colc.co.uk/about/maps.html
The city centre, in particular, is a pedestrian only zone and it is easiest to get around on foot, by bicycle or local public transport.
The main bus station is on Drummer Street, where most buses for travel in and around Cambridge can be found.
Taxis can be an expensive way to get around Cambridge. There are a number of different taxi companies in Cambridge which can be booked over the telephone. There are also two main taxi ranks in the centre; Drummer Street (near the bus station and Emmanuel College) and on St Andrew's Street (near Lion Yard and Christ's College). There is also a taxi rank at the train station.
We strongly advise students not to bring their cars to Cambridge as driving and parking in the city can be extremely difficult. Please note there is no student parking at the main Sidgwick Site. For more information about parking see: www.cambridge.gov.uk/parking
Visiting Cambridge and the East of England
Visiting Cambridge and beyond: http://www.visitcambridge.org
Visiting the University of Cambridge: http://www.cam.ac.uk/about-the-university/visiting-the-university
National Trust - East of England: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/days-out/regioneastofengland/east-of-en...
English Heritage - East of England: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/#?Place=East%20of%20England
Museums and Collections - University of Cambridge: http://www.museums.cam.ac.uk
Weather forecast for Cambridge, UK http://metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/u1214b469