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Current Postgraduate Students


Welcome to the Department!

You will be given a lot of information in your first few days here and we do not expect you to remember everything. You will have questions. There is a huge amount of support within the Department and in the wider University to help with any issues you may have at any point of your PhD/MPhil and this website is a source of much of the information you might require. However, if you cannot find the answers you are looking for please contact the Postgraduate Education Team who will be happy to help. You will see links to useful resources on this page. We have also provided a checklist of tasks to complete.

Arrival and Working in the Department

One of the most important items you will receive during your first few days in Cambridge is your University Card which will have many functions during your time at the University and in the Department. Please collect your Card from your College, it will automatically be activated to give you the Department access needed during the Induction Week. 

Each research group will have its own guidelines and laboratory expectations, so please contact your supervisor in advance of your arrival to understand the group's current working practice. Before arriving in the Department make sure that someone from your research group is expecting you, and is in the Department to meet you.

Arrival checklist
Induction timetable