“ Our year was lucky to grow up when a university education was cheap and highly valued. Now students graduate with debts of over £50,000 in most cases, the prospect of which can put many off a University education.”
Peter, Alumni (U77)
Since our founding in 1958, over 12,000 alumni have been sent into the world from Churchill College.
We help keep alumni connected with each other and the College through regular events and updates. Other alumni benefits include dining privileges, accommodation discounts, shopping discounts, travel programme, networking and more. All alumni are also automatically members of the Churchill College Association.
Many alumni also help support our current and future students through donations, which allows us to provide support and opportunities to the next generation. We appreciate that not all are in a position to give, which is one of the reasons we only ask for a voluntary contribution for alumni places at High Table dinners.
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We are always looking for news and features — so if you have any news, events or content you would like us to include then please get in touch with us.
Our networking platform Churchill Connect is your gateway to a world of memories and opportunities. Join for free to connect with old classmates, and also offer help to students and other alumni, or connect with others in your professional field.
As a member of Churchill College you can dine up to four times a year at High Table with a guest here at College. This is a fantastic opportunity to visit the College and meet the Fellowship.
We offer special alumni accommodation rates for when you come and stay with us. To book accommodation please email the Accommodation Office.
There are lots of opportunities to get involved, and to benefit from and contribute to the College community.
We have a comprehensive programme of events at the College and in your area, including our popular reunion dinners. Check out our Events calendar for more details. The Association Weekend takes place each year in September, providing another opportunity to get together as part of the community.
You can contribute ideas and content to our E-bulletin, and our annual Churchill Review publication, which is shared with College members.
As part of Churchill Connect, you can also provide informal mentoring support to current students. It’s a great way to keep in touch and stay up to date with what’s happening, including research projects and more.
If you’re in a position to make a financial contribution, you can also donate to support current students.
Alumni support for current students
Support current students
Coinciding with reunions, Class Gift Bursaries are named after particular year groups. We hope that you will join your contemporaries by making a gift to support Churchillians of the future.
The aim for each Class Gift is to raise £100,000 which will endow a full Cambridge Bursary for one student. The Cambridge Bursaries are means-tested and for UK registered students. Every individual donation of any size will take us closer to our goal. If 150 alumni donate a one-off amount of £500 (or commit to donating £15 a month for three years), with Gift Aid, this will total just over £100,000.
Save on shopping
As an alumnus of Churchill College you are entitled to a CAM Card. It instantly identifies you as a member of the University and allows you and up to three guests to visit most of the Colleges on the Backs and King’s College Chapel without paying an entrance fee.
In addition to providing you with automatic membership at the University Centre External Link the CAMCard also gives you:
- Up to 15% off accommodation at local hotels
- Up to 25% off at local restaurants and bars
- Up to 50% off lifestyle and entertainment services
- 15% off at Heffers Bookshop, Heffers Sound and Heffers Online External Link
How your shopping can help us
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Churchill College with easyfundraising? Over 7,000 brands will donate to us when you use easyfundraising to shop with them – at no extra cost to you!
All you need to do is:
1. Go to our easyfundraising page and join for free.
2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
3. After you’ve checked out, the brand will make a donation to Churchill College in the University of Cambridge at no extra cost to you whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges and every donation mounts up to make a real difference!
The University Alumni Travel Programme offers fascinating destinations, congenial companions and expert insights. The widely varied tours reach all corners of the globe, and are accompanied by trip lecturers who offer an expert insight into the destinations visited.