Information for new Postgraduates with a confirmed place for 2020
We look forward to welcoming you to Downing.
Please ensure that you are thoroughly familiar with the content of the webpage and check back regularly for updates.
Postgraduate Registration and University card
In order to collect your University Card from the Porters’ Lodge, please bring photo ID with you. This is the College registration process. If you need to gain access to the College, please ring the bell on the wall just inside the College gates, or call the Porters’ Lodge on 01223 334800.
Thursday 8 October 2020
All new Postgraduate students will be formally welcomed into College membership by the Master and Praelector at a Matriculation Ceremony on Thursday 8 October 2020 at the Master’s Lodge, Downing College. Events are expected to begin at 12.30 with further details with regard to the timings and arrangements to be confirmed closer to the event date. In light of all the current difficulties, there will be no signing during the ceremony this year. This element has been replaced with an online Matriculation process, which you should have received an email about recently. Please ensure you undertake this process as well as attend the formal ceremony above. Please note, if you haven’t yet already done so, you will need to purchase a Downing College academic gown from Ryder & Amies.
More information will be published in September 2020.
|Action for Postgraduates|
|Staying safe in Michaelmas Term||Read the Staying safe in Michaelmas Term webpage. Please ensure you are thoroughly familiar with the content and check back regularly for updates.|
|Arrival in College||
Dates, times and arrival procedure
Information for international students including pre-arrival and orientation information
|Early arrival in College||Permission is required from the Graduate Admissions Office to arrive before 1 October - all requests are subject to room availability|
|Bicycles, cars and parking||Rules and regulations|
The College policy and how to increase your cover
|Accommodation: Room agreement||Once received by email, must be signed and returned immediately|
|Accommodation Handbook||Please see the Accommodation Handbook for further information on Furniture, Fittings and Decoration|
How to obtain a discount code
|Health and Welfare||
Introduction to the College Nurses and health information
|University health advice and vaccination checklist||Check which vaccinations you need before coming to Cambridge|
At the beginning of September, or following confirmation of your place, you will be emailed a link to your personalised online health questionnaire.
If your place at Downing is confirmed in late September, please complete the health questionnaire as soon as possible.
|Registering with a College Nurse||How to register with a College Nurse|
|Registering with a General Practitioner [GP]||How to register with a doctor in Cambridge|
IT services for students at Cambridge
Quick-start guide for Freshers
|University Student Registration process||How to update your personal information and collect your Cambridge email address and passwords|
|IT and computing at Downing||Information and IT facilities available to you at Downing|
How and when to pay your College Bill
College Registration procedure
|University Card||Information on your University Card and how to collect your card|
Information on a range of Tier 4 and related areas of immigration
|Matriculation on Thursday 8 October 2020||
Information on Matriculation dress code. You are asked to gather in the Downing Amphitheatre at 12.30pm.
|Freshers induction intranet site||Refer to the new Downing intranet site for information and welcome to Downing College.|
Any queries should be directed to the Tutorial and Admissions Office.