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Welcome to Cambridge!

Cambridge is one of the best universities in the world in terms of its academic reputation. Study life is intense and intellectually demanding and we place great emphasis on independent and self-directed learning. The University has its own academic conventions and expects you to take responsibility for your own learning.  Academic support is provided by your College and Faculty/Department.

The way we teach, the assessment methods used, the emphasis on independent and self-directed learning may be very different to what you are used to and so we hope that this handbook might help you understand what the course involves (e.g. course structure, teaching approach, academic conventions, methods of assessment) and what is expected from you.

The Faculty run a Welcome to Cambridge session to explain some of our systems at the beginning of the year and all MPhil students are invited to attend.

Introduction to University Services

When: Wednesday 7th October 2015, 12pm – 1pm.

Where: LG18, Faculty of Law, Sidgwick Site

Welcome to Cambridge

When: Wednesday 7th October 2015, 4pm – 5pm.

Where: LG18, Faculty of Law, Sidgwick Site

As a student, you benefit from enviable access to some of the best library and museum collections in the world, as well as other specialist resources such as the language centre, and IT facilities.

The University provides strong support for your personal, professional and career development and consequently provides information and opportunities to enhance and develop your skills to help you achieve your full potential, both personally and professionally.

The University provides a great deal of information for students on living and studying in Cambridge and the pages for Cambridge students offer some tips and hints that will hopefully make your time at Cambridge as stress-free as possible. These pages offer information about life in Cambridge, including about the roles of your College, your Faculty and your University. Also, while it is hoped that your time at Cambridge will be an untroubled one, there may be occasions when you need additional help and support, and welfare and wellbeing support can also be found on these pages. The pages for International Students give details on life and study in Cambridge and may be of interest to all incoming students who are unfamiliar with Cambridge.