Information for new Postgraduates with a confirmed place
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.
All new Postgraduate students will be formally welcomed into College membership by the Master and Praelector at a Matriculation Ceremony. The Tutorial team will email you with more details.
Please note, if you haven’t yet already done so, you will need to purchase a Downing College academic gown from Ryder & Amies.
|Action for Postgraduates|
|Staying safe in Michaelmas Term||Read the Staying Safe pages. 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||If you are allocated College accommodation, please see the accommodation application form for the date accommodation is available. If your course begins earlier than this, please state this on your accommodation form and the Accommodation Officer will attempt to allocate a room for the start date of your course, though not necessarily in the room allocated to you for the rest of the year. College is unable to offer accommodation for those attending the pre-sessional language course. 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
Registering with a College Nurse via Moodle
|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 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|
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
|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.