Student resources

Student handbooks and other useful information can be found here.

Other resources available to students include the College’s official documents (found in the Governance area of our website) which detail college rules and regulations. This includes policies and rules which relate students.

To make a booking for Formal Halls, sports facilities, music rooms or a rehearsal space, or meeting rooms, visit our Booking Links page.

 

Student Handbooks

The Student Handbooks contain lots of important information with which you should become familiar. You may also hear the Student Handbooks referred to as the “White Book” or the “Pink Book”.

Undergraduate Handbook (White Book)

Postgraduate Handbook (Pink Book)

 

Accommodation information

Formal Halls

Formal Hall dinners offer the opportunity to have a change from the regular College dinners but they also offer the chance to talk with and meet fellow College members in a slightly more formal, but still relaxed, environment.

Formal Halls are on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays starting at 7.30pm and consist of a three-course served meal with coffee. Wine is not provided. Students are allowed to bring one bottle of wine between two people to Formal Halls. This rule is strictly enforced and the Hospitality Managers will confiscate any excess alcohol. High Table will dine with the students in the hall on Formal Hall nights.

To attend these events, please sign up no later than 24 hours on Monday to Friday and 48 hours on Sunday in advance via the Formal Hall booking system. Once signed in you will be charged unless you cancel within the cancelation deadline.

Formal Halls booking form 

Freshers’ Guide to Formal Hall

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Examination information

University exams for undergraduates usually take place during Easter Term (April to June each year).

All Cambridge undergraduate courses are assessed through examinations in broad subject areas called Triposes. Each Tripos is divided into one or more Parts and you need to complete a number of Parts in one or more Triposes to qualify for the B.A. degree. Some subjects have preliminary exams which do not count towards an Honours Degree but will indicate your progress. Tripos exams do count towards your Honours Degree.

You must make your exam entries yourself through CamSIS (University of Cambridge online Student Information System), once instructed by email to do so by the Tutorial Office. Exam enrolments need to be done by you and your Director of Studies (DoS) by the first Tuesday in November. Changes can be processed until you verify your exam entry in the Lent Term. If you wish to change your choice of papers after you have enrolled then you must speak to your DoS immediately.

The University has prepared a detailed student guide for enrolling and verifying your exams on CamSIS, and information about what to expect:

CamSIS Guide: Exam Enrolment

University Exams Information   

Forms

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Medical Information Form

Complete our College Nurse's form, telling us about your health (strictly confidential). You will need a raven login to complete this form; see IT information below. Find out more
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Development: Bursary recipient feedback form

Bursary Recipient feedback form
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Car Permit application

Car Permit application form
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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… Postgraduate reference consent form
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Book recommendation form

Book recommendation form for Library
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Postgraduate travel grants

Grants to assist postgraduate students with conference and research travel costs. Postgraduate conference grant application form