Our Coronavirus Guidance

So that we can ensure that all Members of the Churchill College community stay healthy and safe, things will look a little different when you next come to College. But you can find everything you need to know on our new Coronavirus Guidance page  From the latest research from the University to what you should do if you have symptoms, and from the provision of College services to minimising the risk of transmission, you'll find all the answers to your questions here.

Virtual Freshers' Pack

For Postgraduate Students

Virtual Freshers' Pack

For Postgraduate Students

Welcome to Churchill!

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.

 Download Postgraduate Checklist

You must also regularly check our COVID-19 Information page. 

Churchill College: COVID-19 Information

A duck and her ducklings at Churchill College, Cambridge - Image with no background

The pack contains the following sections:

  • Compulsory material 
  • Financial information
  • Health and wellbeing 
  • International students 
  • Partners and families 
  • Getting around 
  • Student organised material 
  • Miscellaneous 

Feel free to contact the Rebecca, the Postgraduate Administrator, with any concerns or questions. 

Email Rebecca

Meet the Postgraduate Tutorial Team

Freshers' Pack Contents: Compulsory Material

Please use your browser's 'back' button to navigate; some links will take you away from this section of our website.


A message of welcome from the  Senior Postgraduate Tutor. 

View Message
COVID-19 Updates and Information*

You must check this page regularly for updates about the University and College's response to the ongoing pandemic.

See COVID-19 Info
Reference Consent Form*

It may be helpful to you for the College to provide references for you after you graduate; to secure accommodation or employment. We need your consent to do so.

Fill in Form
Student Handbook*

A copy of the Postgraduate Student Handbook, 'Pink Book', for 2020-21.

Open Pink Book
Accommodation Information and Handbook*

Information about your college accommodation, our Accommodation Handbook, and an room inventory form for you to complete upon arrival. 

Read Rooms Info
Confirm your details*

Confirm your addresses and contact details with us, 

Confirm my details
Medical Information Form*

Fill in our college nurse's form, telling us about your health. This information will be kept strictly confidential. *Coming Soon*

Fill in Form
Register with a Cambridge Doctor*

Infomation about several local doctors' surgeries in Cambridge and how to register. You must register with a local doctor as soon as you arrive.

View Doctors
Electrical Safety Inspections

A 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 allocated session (required).

View Safety Info
Computing Facilities at Churchill*

An overview of computing facilities at Churchill, including how to set up your Raven account and connect to our WiFi.

See Computing Info
UIS IT Help and Support*

Information from the University Information Services on Getting Started with IT @ Cambridge, and an overview of Student IT Services.

IT Information
Diary of Events

A diary of events for the postgraduate freshers' week. *Coming Soon*

See Events Diary

Financial Information

Endsleigh Insurance*

If you're living in Churchill Accommodation, it comes with Endsleigh contents insurance. Find out more, and personalise your cover.

View Insurance
Banking Information

Information on how to set up a UK bank account and messages from a variety of UK banks.

See Bank Info

Health and Wellbeing

Counselling Information

Information about counselling in Churchill College, and Cambridge University as a whole.

Counselling Information
Vaccination Information and Checklist

Information and advice on required vaccinations.

View Vaccine Info
Cambridge Nightline

Information about the confidential night-time support service for Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin universities.

Nightline Info

International Students

Guide to the NHS

A guide to the UK's National Health Service. 

Read Guide
Responsibilities under Tier 4*

If you are being sponsored to study full-time at Cambridge on a Tier 4 student visa, it is important you read the University's guide, Your Responsibilities under Tier 4.

Read Tier 4 Info
Overseas Visitor Registration*

Overseas students from a number of countries are required to register with the police on arrival, after collecting their BRPs.

View OVR Info
University International Student Guide

A PDF of the University International Student Guide, containing pre-arrival and orientation information.

Open Guide

Partners and Families

Information for Partners and Families

Information for those who have brought their families with them to Cambridge.

See Families Info

Getting Around

Map of Churchill College

An internal map of Churchill College.

Open Map
Universal Bus

Information about the Universal Bus Service, which connects Churchill College with the rail station, Addenbrookes, and many important University sites.

Bus Information
Cycling Information*

Information on cycling in and around Cambridge, including bike registration form (required).

Cycling Info
Map of Cambridge

Though designed for prospective applicants, this virtual tour of Cambridge should show you the main university sites and attractions.

View Map

Student Organised Material

MCR Freshers' Guide

A Freshers' Guide to Churchill College and Cambridge, written by current postgraduate students, the 'MCR'.

Read Guide
Churchill MCR Website

A website managed by Churchill's own MCR ('Middle Common Room' - made up of current postgraduate students).

Visit MCR Website
MCR Freshers' Programme

A programme of events to welcome you to Churchill, organised by Churchill's MCR (current postgraduate students). This will be distributed by the MCR directly.

About MCR
Graduate Union

A University-wide representative body for graduate and mature undergraduate students. It is one of the only students’ unions in the UK that works exclusively with graduate students.

See GU Information
Churchill Clubs and Societies

Information about Clubs and Societies at Churchill and across the University.

See Clubs


Other links and information about Churchill College and life at Cambridge, which you may find useful.

University Language Centre

Information about Cambridge University's Language Centre.

Open Advert

Further CULC Info
University Careers Service

The University Careers Service offers impartial careers advice to all students and alumni of Cambridge; this includes advice for careers in academia.

See Careers Info
Archives Centre

Information about Churchill Archives Centre, a world-leading collection of 20th Century history on-site.

View Archives Info

Information about the Chapel at Churchill, including the choir.

See Chapel Info
CamGuides: For Masters Students

A useful set of resources put together by the Cambridge University libraries, to help you settle in to postgraduate study at Cambridge.

Open CamGuides