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Each student at Churchill has a pastoral Tutor whose job it is to keep an eye on your academic and personal well-being — with a light touch. Like your Director of Studies, he or she will meet with you at the beginning and end of each term to check everything is OK. Students may contact their Tutor at any time, though, if there are particular issues that are bothering them. In due course, Tutors often help with applications for jobs or further study by acting as referees.
Contrary to popular perception, Cambridge is actually quite a cheap university at which to study. It is unheard of for a UK student to leave Cambridge for financial reasons. For UK and EU students fees are identical to those of any other UK university and the Cambridge Bursary Scheme is the country's biggest, providing UK students whose families have lower incomes with substantial support. Details of the scheme, and of other financial support provided by the University, are available here. The cost of College accommodation is relatively low, transport costs are virtually nil and few students have to buy books because library provision is so outstanding.
Churchill provides supplementary support in the form of around thirty £2000 bursaries through the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. UK students holding offers can apply for these bursaries before they arrive. The College also has substantial funds to assist students in Chinese Studies, Engineering and Law and to provide hardship support — in the rare cases where it is necessary — to students in any subject. We are able to provide a number of significant travel grants each year to help students fund academic travel, travel to China, or travel that is likely to bring benefit to disadvantaged people, especially in the developing world. We typically provide over £10000 each year for this purpose.