Be part of a vibrant academic & social community.

Community is at the heart of Churchill College.

Churchill College was founded as an academic community of Fellows, postgraduates and undergraduates. With 300 graduates from all over the world, specialising in a wide variety of subjects across the sciences and humanities, Churchill's graduate students are valued members of the College's diverse and exciting academic community.

With a wide range of College clubs & societies to join and a busy calendar of College events, your college provides social and academic opportunities to meet new people and make lasting friendships from across the College's membership. Students are encouraged to participate in academic forums, sports clubs, music and a wide range of other activities on site.

A Churchill tutor is with you every step of the way

Churchill College is a welcoming and supportive community. As a postgraduate student here you will have a strong support network of fellow students and college staff. While the University is responsible for your teaching and research supervision, Churchill will provide pastoral support within a stimulating academic community.

As a graduate student at Churchill, you will be given a tutor. Tutors are concerned with your welfare and progress throughout your time at Churchill College. You can contact your tutor at any time for advice or help on anything from academic, administrative, financial or emotional problems you may be experiencing.

Current Visitor Guidance

Churchill College strives to be an inclusive environment for students, staff and Fellows alike. We recognise there is always more to be done, reflecting on the varied spheres of activity, and for different sections of our community, to achieve this goal. The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee advises Council, as our Trustee body, on equality, diversity, and inclusion matters throughout the College. These pages cover the many activities underway, the codes and guidelines for College members, as well as news stories and highlights.Prospective students are welcome to visit Churchill informally, most days (including weekends), between 09:00 and 17:00. Due to ongoing COVID precautions and to avoid disappointment, please contact our Porters’ Lodge (reception area) in advance, so we know when you are intending to come:

+44 (0) 1223 336000 / porters@chu.cam.ac.uk

When you arrive, go to the Porters’ Lodge at the front of College, to let our Porters know that you’re thinking about applying and would like to have a look around. The Porters will then be able to give you a map, so you can get your bearings. The College’s private areas, such as accommodation and the Library, are not available to drop-in visitors but you can get a great sense of the College as an environment by looking around its public spaces.

The Middle Common Room

The Middle Common Room (MCR ) is the graduate student association of Churchill College and supports the interests of our postgraduate student community. A vibrant association run by students for the students, it has an active social and academic events programme including: conferences, research talks, language mentoring, social events for families and formal hall dinners for students and their guests.

The MCR bar (The Vicious Penguin) and common room form the social heart of the graduate community in College - a place to relax and socialise with other postgraduate students it also hosts several special events throughout the year. In addition to the bar, a TV room, Wii console, board games, comfy sofas and free Wi-Fi are available. All graduate students and their families are welcome.

Visit the MCR website

Accommodation

Living so close to the heart of the College, where there is the College library, sports facilities and catering available 7 days a week, provides a valuable opportunity to be part of the College community and get the best use out of the many resources the College offers to support your academic and social life.

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Accommodation

Living so close to the heart of the College, where there is the College library, sports facilities and catering available 7 days a week, provides a valuable opportunity to be part of the College community and get the best use out of the many resources the College offers to support your academic and social life.

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Partners and Families

Churchill welcomes graduates with partners and families. We offer the best family college accommodation in Cambridge within a social and supportive community.

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Partners and Families

Churchill welcomes graduates with partners and families. We offer the best family college accommodation in Cambridge within a social and supportive community.

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CHUTALKS IDEAS.RESEARCH.DISCOVERIES

Twenty minutes of insight into new research and innovation from the Churchill community.

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CHUTALKS IDEAS.RESEARCH.DISCOVERIES

Twenty minutes of insight into new research and innovation from the Churchill community.

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Churchill Postgraduates on Pinterest

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Discover the academic research inspiring some of our graduate community on Pinterest.

Postgraduates at Churchill