Katy and friends in the garden

Support & Welfare

Your Tutor takes an interest in your well-being and progress and can offer help and advice on any matter — academic, financial, personal and social.

Katy and friends in the garden

Academic Support

Our supportive and friendly team of Tutors and the Tutorial Office staff will help you with negotiating all aspects of College and University Administration.

We provide a Tutor to monitor each student’s progress, provide guidance and support, and to act as an advocate when necessary. Wolfson has a team of thirteen personal tutors, including two tutors with sole responsibility for part-time students.

An induction programme shortly after arrival, helps students to understand how the College works, and how students fit within the wider context of the University and Departments and Faculties.

At Wolfson this is organised annually in consultation with our student body, WCSA. In addition to formal meetings with tutors and introductions to key College Officers, we have a week of social events, and we organise a ‘buddy’ scheme to give new students supportive contacts among our existing student body. 

We work closely with the University Disability Resource Centre and also have a College Disability Liaison Officer, Ms Rajashree Dhanaraj, the Tutorial Office Manager (tutorial-manager@wolfson.cam.ac.uk).

To develop your academic and research skills, our library staff have an ongoing series of workshops and are available to help guide you.

Support for families

Obtaining a Cambridge degree is challenging for everyone. Being an inclusive community and a mature college means welcoming students in many different stages of their lives, some of whom require extra support due to family commitments. We offer extra support for students with family responsibilities.

Pastoral Care

We realise that students can experience stress and we have a number of ways to help you alleviate it. Our College Nurse and College Counsellor are available onsite 

The multi-denominational College Chaplaincy team can help with your spiritual needs.