August 2022


Dear Churchill Postgraduate students,


A very warm welcome to Churchill College!  Postgraduates are central to the activities of the College as an academic community within the University of Cambridge.  Collectively, our postgraduates are a diverse and distinguished group of scholars, hailing from all parts of the globe.  We know how hard you have worked to arrive in Cambridge, and we look forward to supporting your future success!

At the time of writing, the college is seeking to appoint a new Senior Postgraduate Tutor. The new post-holder will be announced shortly, but in the meantime please be assured that individual Postgraduate Tutors and the Administrators can answer queries and assist you in settling in.

In this time of transition in the COVID pandemic, we ask you please to continue to look out for your neighbours and friends, keeping yourself informed and aware of government guidelines. Please respect the people with whom you work and socialise, and keep an eye on these web pages to minimise your risk of infection and to know what to do if you have symptoms.  Currently, masks are not required in College buildings, though we continue to review the situation.

These web pages will help you familiarise yourself with the College, its facilities, and its societies and clubs.

Each postgraduate belongs to the MCR (Middle Common Room), which represents the interests of students, offers a rich selection of social events, and participates in college governance.  You can find information from the MCR officers about the welcome events elsewhere on these pages.  Please do get involved; it is a wonderful way to get to know your fellow students.

Each postgraduate student is assigned to a Tutor, who is available by email or in-person to answer queries and to support your academic progress.

The Postgraduate Office is staffed 8:30 – 16:00 Monday to Friday. Ms Rebecca Sawalmeh, our Postgraduate Administrator, can answer queries and assist with accommodation or visa paperwork etc. She can also be contacted at postgrad@chu.cam.ac.uk . Ms Sharon Knight also works in the Postgraduate Office as the lead on Postgrad Admissions. She works on a part-time basis and will be in the office regularly at the start of the academic year (or on email at postgrad.admissions@chu.cam.ac.uk)

Please don’t hesitate to call on us.  We are always happy to help.