Diary of Events for Postgraduate Freshers

Please note that the details of these events are still to be confirmed but do please put the dates in your diary.


Saturday 9th October

There will be a photographer taking a group photo of all new 2021 postgraduate students.  Even if you are not interested in having the photo yourself, please do come along, as it is important for College records!

We then hope to be able to hold Welcome Talks in Wolfson Hall so you can meet various Heads of Department and find out more about the College. This will be followed by an opportunity for you to meet our tutors, and other new students, and have refreshments in the Jock Colville Hall and gardens.


Saturday 6th November

The Student-run Conference on Everything followed by the Matriculation Dinner  A free event to welcome you to our College. Further details and invitations to follow.


Visas, ID checks and Matriculation

For students on student visas who have elected to have their BRP sent to the University, please await an email from the Postgraduate Office asking you to come, bringing your passport, and to collect the card from the office (likely early October and AFTER you quarantine, if applicable). There is no need to come before then.

For students not on visas, or who have picked up your BRP from the Post Office, please bring your passport (and BRP, if applicable) along to the Postgraduate Office at your earliest convenience after your arrival.


If you require a letter from College to open a bank account, please email postgrad@chu.cam.ac.uk with the following details:

  • Your full name
  • Date of birth
  • Home address
  • Name of bank you with which you would like to open an account
  • Whether you require a PDF or a hard copy (we will put hardcopies in your pigeonhole for collection)