Undergraduate Virtual Freshers’ Pack
Welcome to Churchill College!
This page will serve as your virtual freshers’ pack. Please work through this page methodically, ensuring you read everything carefully and paying close attention to any deadlines.
Items which are particularly important or where there is a form you must fill out will be marked with a (*).
You should check this page regularly and frequently as we will continue to add further new information
You might find it useful to download a checklist of the relevant deadlines, to help you keep track.
Please use your browser’s ‘back’ button to navigate; some links will take you away from this section of our website.
Welcome Letter from the Senior Tutor*A letter of welcome from the Senior Tutor at Churchill, who leads the admission, education and welfare of students. Read the letter*
Safety PresentationsView the safety presentations*
Update your personal details*Log-in with CamSIS and confirm your phone numbers and address (required)
Student Handbook*An essential guide to Churchill College for undergraduates that should be read alongside the Accommodation Handbook.* Read handbook*
Accommodation Handbook and Inventory FormsYou must read the Accommodation Handbook and complete an inventory form* Find Accommodation Handbook and Inventory Forms*
Electrical Safety InspectionsA free visual electrical safety inspection on all portable electrical appliances and plug adaptors that you bring to use at College. All students must attend their… You must register for electrical safety inspection*
GP Registration and Medical FormsInformation on how to register with a GP. You must register as soon as you arrive. Complete our College Nurse's form, telling us about your health… You must register with a doctor and fill in our medical disclosure form*
Computing SupportAn overview of computing facilities at Churchill, including how to set up your Raven account and connect to our WiFi. See Computing information*
UIS Help and Support*Information from the University Information Services on Getting Started with IT @ Cambridge, and an overview of Student IT Services. Find out more
Endsleigh InsuranceYour accommodation at Churchill comes with Endsleigh contents insurance. Find out more, and personalise your cover. Find out more
Banking information for FreshersIt is essential to set up a UK bank account - all payments for accommodation, catering and other charges will be made by direct debit. Important banking information
Cambridge Bursary SchemeInformation on the Cambridge Bursary Scheme. Find out more
Health and wellbeing
Health & WelfareServices and support available Find out more
Healthcare FAQsFind out more
Self-helpThe University Counselling Service and our College Library offer a variety of self-help resources, which you may find helpful during your time at Cambridge. Find out more
Cambridge NightlineInformation about the confidential night-time support service for Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin universities. Nightline information
Map of Churchill CollegeSite map of the College Open map
Transport and parkingTransport information
Map of CambridgeMap of the university Open map
Virtual Tour of CambridgeThough designed for prospective applicants, this virtual tour of Cambridge should show you the main university sites and attractions. Open tour
For International Freshers
Responsibilities under Student VisaIf you are being sponsored to study full-time at Cambridge on a Student Visa, it is important you read the University's guide, Your Responsibilities under Student Visa. Find out more
University International Student GuideA PDF of the University International Student Guide, containing pre-arrival and orientation information. Read the guide
Immigration Document Checks Guidance for StudentsA guide to which immigration documents you will need to provide to us if you are on a student visa. Read the guide
ISC International Freshers' Guide *COMING SOON*A guide for international freshers from the International Students Campaign. Read guide
Student Organised Materials
JCR Welcome LetterLetter from the JCR president welcoming all new students. Read the letter
Freshers' Programme *UPDATED*A programme of events for your Freshers' week. Do keep checking this frequently as it will be regularly updated. See Programme
JCR Freshers' GuideThis booklet is JCR's guide to Churchill and Cambridge. Find out more
Cambridge SU Freshers' GuidanceCambridge University Student Union's (Cambridge SU) guide for Freshers. Open the guide
JCR Parent SchemeSign up for college 'parents' - current undergraduates who will help you settle in to College life. Sign up for Parents
Clubs and societiesInformation about Clubs and societies at Churchill College and across the University. View list of clubs and societies
Other links and information about Churchill College and life at Cambridge, which you may find useful.