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Postgraduate Study


If you need a bit of extra support while you're at university, whether it’s with your academic work or personal issues, we have an extensive welfare system in place.

Our services

Students supporting students

You'll find a supportive network of student-run groups throughout the University and Colleges. 

Every student is a member of the Cambridge SU (Students Union), which:

  • aims to support and represent the interests and needs of all students
  • runs SU Campaigns to bring together communities of students with shared backgrounds and interests
  • runs a Student Advice Service, which provides free, confidential and impartial advice on any problem you might experience as a student 

Most clubs, societies and College students’ unions have elected committees to support their members’ welfare as well as provide great opportunities for socialising, having fun and learning new skills. 

College welfare

Your College will have a variety of people you can turn to for support (or just a cup of tea and a chat) such as a nurse, counsellor or chaplain. A Graduate Tutor within your College will also provide you with academic and pastoral support.

See What is a College? for more details.