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Part-time Students

We believe our College support for part-time students is the best in Cambridge. Part-time students are welcome to participate in College life and the community at Wolfson.

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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.

College Tutors

We have two College Tutors dedicated to part-time students – Jamie Trinidad and Debbie Pullinger. 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.

Parking

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

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. (Please note that due to the current guidelines, there will be no Formal Hall in Michaelmas 2020).

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.

Library

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. Meg Westbury and her team are always very happy to provide help and advice.

Accommodation

You are welcome to stay in College outside your residential course. Single rooms with shared facilities, single ensuite and double ensuite rooms are available at a range of prices.

Single shared facilities £15.31 per room, per night
Single ensuite £19.71 per room, per night
Double ensuite £44.80 per room, per night

You must also pay a Linen Charge of £10 for your stay. To book accommodation, please email Jo Fisher, the Accommodation Manager.

Gym

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.

What's on

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Humanities Society - "Objects, Bodies, and Emotions: How the Gas Mask Can Help Us Tell the History of Total War"

11/05/2021 at 18.00

The Humanities Society organises regular talks during term time. During Easter term 2021, all talks take place as zoom webinars, make sure to register.

Adeel Khan

Green Society - How to use the power of social media for good?

13/05/2021 at 18.00

The Green Society organises regular talks during term time. During Easter term 2021, all talks take place as zoom webinars, make sure to register.

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Peer Review Workshop

13/05/2021 at 19.00

Do you have an idea that you would like feedback on? Perhaps you would like to see if an argument you are writing is clear or makes sense? Maybe you would like to see if the data you are presenting in your paper flows well with your surrounding text?

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Beyond Borders: Women's Movements Around the World

14/05/2021 at 16.00

The Interdisciplinary Research Hub on Gender is hosting a collaborative event featuring academics and activists to give voice to feminist movements outside the Euro-American world.

Jazmin Scarlett

Science Society - The keys to the past: a mixed-methods approach to reconstructing the 1812 eruption of La Soufrière St. Vincent

14/05/2021 at 18.00

The Science Society organises regular talks during term time. Throughout this term, all talks take place as zoom meetings, make sure to register.

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