Membership of a University college gives you access to students and faculty from a wide range of disciplines, in addition to numerous social and recreational activities.
A major part of your Cambridge experience will be your membership of one of the University's 31 colleges, five of which only admit graduate students and three only women. Your college will look after your general welfare, and provide accommodation (so far as possible), meals, social, recreational and sporting facilities.
Colleges vary in size from about 150 to over 1,000 resident students; some are hundreds of years old, built in medieval times; others are modern and provide fine examples of twentieth-century architecture. Each forms a distinct community, with its members drawn from almost the complete range of academic subjects.
At Cambridge, life is not just about studying. At the end of a day working in the library, attending lectures and seminars or discussing your research with your supervisor, the city will have a lot to offer you. There are loads of restaurants, pubs and bar and clubs to keep you entertained; a large range of shops as well as the famous Cambridge Market; three cinemas and a number of live music venues; and several museums, art galleries and theatres if you fancy some culture!
Cambridge also has the advantage of being close to London (only 45 minutes by train), with all of the capital city's international airports, and is also a short distance from Stansted, the local international airport.