Freshers' Week Events
You can find below the latest updates on the College welcome events, including important messages:
- Vaccination Information August 2023
- Introduction to Computing at Emma (02.10.23) - Zoom details
- MCR Freshers' Week, October 2023
Welcome to your Postgraduate Studies
Please read these documents first. The other sections below give more detailed information. These are the official documents from the College Tutorial Office. It is also strongly advised that you familiarise yourself with College Regulations and policies (see Other Information) before coming into residence.
We will continue to add information to this webpage (in particular if there are any changes related to the Covid-19 regulations), so do please check here regularly for updates.
- Postgraduate Tutors Welcome 2023-24
- MCR Freshers Guide 2023
- Postgraduate Freshers Week, October 2023
The MCR website has information about the MCR (Middle Combination Room).
If you would like to opt out of hard copies of documents on this webpage, please complete this FORM by 4pm on Monday 28 August 2023.
Accommodation and Finance
- First Payment and Payment of Fees (MT23)
- Postgrads Form of Guarantee (MT23)
- Domestic Matters 2023-24
- Postgraduate Estimated Expenses 2023-24
- Student's Bank Account Details
- College Bank Details
- FAQs 2023
Requesting a Bank Letter
If you wish to open a bank account in Cambridge, please fill in this Online Bank Form to request a bank introduction letter. The letter will be available after you have completed your College ID checks. Students are advised to prepare for opening a bank account prior to collecting this letter. Please allow 2 to 3 working days for requests to be processed. This may take longer during busy periods, i.e. at the beginning of term/during exams.
Requesting a Verification Letter
The College can provide you with various verification documents you need for your time here. The letter will be available after you have completed your College ID checks. Please fill in this Verification Letter Form to request a letter (Raven login). Please allow 2 to 3 working days for requests to be processed. This may take longer during busy periods, i.e. at the beginning of term/during exams.
Support & Pastoral Care
- University Counselling Service
- Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre (ADRC)
- Childcare Office
For those Postgraduates with children aged 15 and under, the Childcare Office can provide support and information on local childcare provision, schools and childcare bursaries.
- College Regulations 2023-24
- Library Rules
- University Card
- Recycling at Emma
- Health and Safety 2023-24
- Cambridgeshire Constabulary - Welcome to Cambridge
- Fitness Suite Induction
- Head Porter's College Survival Guide
- Porters' fire safety awareness
- Alcohol awareness
- Formal Hall Regulations
- CamGuides (academic and information practices and skills for students)
Overnight Visitors All overnight guests of students living in College accommodation must be registered ONLINE if they are staying more than 1 night and they are not Emma members. Link will be active from 1st September (Raven required).
The Postgraduate Safety Course (Scientific and certain other Departments) will take place at the beginning of term (details available nearer the time). Postgraduates who need to attend will be sent information by their Department. Further details on this course can be found here.
Other College policies can be found in the documents and policies section of this website including Data Protection Statement and many other useful documents. Once you have a Raven login, you will also be able to access the Junior Members.
Information for International Students
- University Website for International Students
- University Pre-arrival information
- Student Visa Responsibilities
- Collecting your BRP
- Police Registration
- Healthcare in the UK
NB: All students are required to register with a local GP on arrival in Cambridge, and then to inform the College. There is an online submission form which you will be able to access once you have a Raven login, for completion after you have enrolled with a local doctors surgery. Please complete this form within a month of your arrival at the College.
- Further vaccination information and advice
- Health and welfare guidelines
- The latest on Covid-19 can be found at www.cam.ac.uk/coronavirus. Information on vaccinations – including for international students – is available on the vaccination webpage.
Other Welcome to Cambridge Events
University of Cambridge Freshers’ Events - Around the world in August and September, University Alumni Groups will be hosting online and in-person freshers’ events for new undergraduate and postgraduate students starting a course at Cambridge this autumn. These optional events are a great opportunity to hear from current and former students about their experiences of Cambridge and meet other new starters before the beginning of term. View the schedule of events .
Black Advisory Hub - On Thursday 21 September, from 1pm-5pm,the Black Advisory Hub will run an online induction for new Black undergraduate and postgraduate students who are planning to commence their studies at the University of Cambridge. This induction event is an exciting opportunity for new students to learn how to confidently navigate relevant student services as well as meet other Black students across the University. If you are an incoming Black student and would like to attend, please register for this induction event here.