This page provides an overview of services available to students at Churchill College.
We aim to be a home-from-home for our students, and if there’s a service that you would find useful which we don’t currently offer, do let us know.
Please visit our support page if you’re looking for help – health and welfare, financial, and operational support can be found here.
Food at College
We are a catered college with subsidised meal options for a great variety of dietary requirements.
The Buttery is a centrally located open plan bar, and is a popular central meeting point for students, lecturers and Fellows. The bar serves light snacks and refreshments throughout the day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the Dining Hall, which is used as a self-service restaurant.
Alternatively, simple meals can be prepared in snack kitchens adjacent to student accommodation, which contain fridges and combination microwaves (note there are no freezers or ovens).
The College has several coin-operated washing machines and dryers located in
- North Court — Staircase 5
- East Court — Staircase 42
- South Court — Staircase 47
- Cowan Court basement
- Sheppard Flats (hostel and Sheppard Flat residents)
- Wolfson Flats (for flat residents only)
Machines are currently being adopted for mobile payment. The equipment is owned and maintained by Circuit Group Ltd. If you need to report a fault, you can contact them online. If your fault is not resolved promptly, please let the Porters know.
During peak times there can be considerable demand on the laundries. You can check which machines are in use and how long before they will have completed the cycle online. You can also be set up an email alert when a machine is ready or a cycle is complete.
The Housekeeping Department also offers a dry-cleaning service. Cleaning left by Monday is returned on Thursday each week. The Department is open between 7.30am and 5pm
Wellbeing and Medical support
Tutors: All students are given a tutor, who are a key point of contact for matters around your welfare and progress throughout your time at the Churchill. If you have a wellbeing matter, they may refer you to our Wellbeing Co-ordinator.
Wellbeing Co-ordinator and Counsellors: Our Wellbeing Co-ordinator, Louise Ranger provides 1:1 Confidential support and advice to both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students for matters relating to psychological wellbeing. If you wish to request counselling, you can contact Louise, who will talk to you about your reasons for requesting counselling, and then triage you to the appropriate Counsellor or service.
College Nurse: The College Nurse can deal with minor ailments and injuries such as headaches, eye infections, splinters, grazes, cuts, blisters, minor burns, acid reflux, sprains, strains, colds, flu, diarrhoea, sore throats, cystitis, boils and some rashes. Patients presenting with more serious problems may be directed to Accident & Emergency, a General Practitioner or the Counselling Service.
JCR & MCR Welfare Officers: Churchill College’s JCR and MCR Committees have several welfare officers with whom you can raise issues.
Other support: The College Porters are available 24/7 for any queries, or just a chat. They are all trained First Aiders.
Financial Support: If you are struggling financially, your Tutor is the best person who can advise on which hardship funds or bursaries may be available.
Students can book rooms for meetings and events. There may be a charge for room hire, depending on the type of function. All requests, other than JCR & MCR committee meetings, supervisions and recurring Churchill society meetings, should be made online. Bookings need to be submitted at least 1 week prior to the event taking place.
Rooms available to hire include Wolfson Hall, an air-conditioned theatre with seating for up to 300, that can be used for movie screenings, theatre productions and rehearsals as well as academic seminars.
The Cambridge Bicycle Workshop (formerly Blazing Saddles) is a specialist cycle repair and servicing business based at Churchill College. It is open Monday – Friday, 8.30am-3.00pm in term-time and Monday – Friday, 8.30am-1.00pm out of term. It is located on Churchill Road, opposite the Staff car park. Contact the Cambridge Bicycle Workshop.
Cleaning & Maintenance
Churchill College’s Housekeeping and Maintenance teams work on site and provide services to students. Communal rooms are typically cleaned once a week by Housekeeping, and Maintenance are on hand to assist as needed. If you have a fault which you need to report, you can do so online.
Wifi is available across the College site and in all rooms. Students have access to printing and binding services on site.