Wolfson has more part-time students than any other Cambridge College. Recognising the breadth and depth of experience that they bring to our community, we value them enormously. We believe our College support for part-time students is the best in Cambridge.
As a part-time student, you are a full member of Wolfson. You are entitled to use all the College facilities, to join College societies, and to participate in College life. We do hope you will be able to get involved and enjoy your time as a Wolfson student.
We have three College Tutors dedicated to part-time students – Jamie Trinidad, Debbie Pullinger, and Meg Westbury. Their role is to facilitate students’ involvement, and to provide advice on personal and non-academic matters.
Coming into College
Regardless of whether you are staying here for the residential element of your course, you are very welcome to come into College at any time.
With lunchtime lectures, exhibitions and societies’ events, there’s always plenty going on at Wolfson. So if you’re planning to come in, do check the calendar to find out what’s happening while you’re here.
You may use the College car park when you are in College. No permit is required, but please ensure you give your registration number to the Porters on each visit.
Lockers for your belongings are available in the Library basement.
Eating in College
The cafeteria is open every day, and you can buy meals using your University card. Here are further details on opening times, menus, and payment.
Formal Hall is a formal dinner which takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays. These evenings are a wonderful opportunity to meet members of the College, and others, from across fields and disciplines. Some ‘Formals’, such as the ‘Music and Madeira’ evenings, are very popular – so early booking is required!
You can book a Formal Hall here, and it will be charged to your College account. Dress is formal, with a gown.
You will also need a College gown for your matriculation and graduation. New and second-hand gowns are available from the Ryder & Amies shop in town. For occasional use, you may be able to borrow one from the Porter’s Lodge.
The Lee Library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, throughout the year. As well as being a peaceful working space, it offers a wealth of resources for study. Laura Jeffrey and her team are always very happy to provide help and advice.
As a Member of the College, you are able to book accommodation (subject to availability) as required. Your course administrator will let you know whether accommodation is provisionally reserved in which case you simply need to confirm your booking around two weeks before each residential session.
During term there are usually only double rooms available but outside of term there is often single accommodation with shared or en-suite facilities. Prices for the academic year 2021-22 are as follows:
Single shared facilities - £16.85 per night
Small single en-suite - £19.25 per night
Standard single en-suite - £21.75 per night
Double ensuite £49.00 per night (for up to two people staying).
Stays in single rooms are also charged £10 per week for bedding and towels. Charges for the double rooms include this provision in the cost quoted.
Please note that only people over the age of 18 are able to stay in College; children and babies are not able to be accommodated apart from on a full-time licence in one of our designated family flats.
To confirm reserved residential accommodation or to book ad-hoc stays, please email Jo Fisher, the Accommodation Manager, giving your arrival date, actual departure date and your preferred type of room.
The newly renovated Gym at Wolfson College is open from 06.00 to midnight every day. The gym can be accessed using your University ID card, but you must enable in through this link.
Support for study
We know that many part-time students are returning to study after a break, and we offer a range of academic support.
Special Study Week
The Wolfson Special Study Week is unique opportunity for part-time students to study, relax and enjoy the benefits of Cambridge.