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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.

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.

Book your place

Booking has now officially closed. To enquire about a late booking, please email the Part-time Adminstrator  in the first instance. 

What's on

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Wolfson Mindfulness Group

22/10/2019 at 17.00

This is a new Meditation and Mindfulness group at Wolfson.

Image taken from the Narrative of Edward Coxere, 1647-1684  Copyright: Library of Congress Manuscript Division, Washington, D.C.

Humanities Society and the Cambridge Festival of Ideas - "Rethinking Early Anti-Slavery: North Africa and Beginnings of Atlantic Abolitionism"

22/10/2019 at 18.00

This event is organised by the Wolfson College Humanities Society as part of their Michaelmas term lecture series.

Ignacio Mana Mesas

Music and Madeira - Saxophone and Piano

22/10/2019 at 21.00

Music and Madeira Recital following formal Hall 

MUSICAL LABYRINTHS

Ignacio Mana-Mesas saxophone (finalist 2018 CUMS Concerto Competition)
Donal McCann piano (Senior Organ Scholar, King's College)

Solar panels in Rwanda

Lunchtime Seminar - The contradictions of the authoritarian developmental state: energy boom and bureaucratic autonomy in Rwanda

23/10/2019 at 13.00

This lecture demonstrates the significance of internal regime dynamics between politicians and bureaucrats as a factor explaining states’ ability to create functioning economic development.

Democracy by Ishant Mishra/Unsplash

How do democracies change?

23/10/2019 at 18.00

We will be live-streaming this event and details/link will be available on the day of the lecture. If you would like to join us at Wolfson to watch the event on a large screen, please book here. The bar in the Club Room will open at 17.30 on the day.

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