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Virtual welcome

It’s difficult to visit but we can still show you around

We would love to say hello, show you around, and introduce you to our students, staff, and Senior Members. Ours is a wonderful and welcoming community – this page is designed to give you a flavour of it.

Life at Hughes Hall: This video introduces you to the College, our staff and students, College life and culture, and our beautiful accommodation, buildings and gardens.

Meet our students

In their own words: Because we couldn’t meet you in person, here are some personal stories from students who wanted to tell you about themselves, their research, why they chose Hughes Hall, and their experiences of the College and its community.

Hughes Hall has a vibrant, international, and friendly academic atmosphere. We welcome postgraduate students and mature undergraduates from diverse backgrounds in all areas of study and research, and offer a range of scholarships and bursaries. Our students join world-class researchers, make lifelong friends, and support one another to make a difference through a culture of academic excellence, and social and sporting opportunity. The oldest graduate college, Hughes Hall is known today as a progressive College, bridging the academic and external worlds with an informal atmosphere. A distinctive aspect of life at Hughes is our friendly and inclusive culture; and everyone is allowed to walk – or relax – on the grass! Read more about life at Hughes

Hughes Hall May Ball: Our last May Ball video gives a little taster of life outside the lectures.

The Cambridge Colleges are famous for their May Balls and Hughes Hall is no exception

Our campus is a quiet haven, with some of the largest and up to date, en suite accommodation in the University. Just around the corner is lively Mill Road, with its cosmopolitan food shops, restaurants and bars. We are halfway between the railway station and market square, a 10-minute bike ride from most university departments, and 5 minutes from punting on the river Cam, and Midsummer Common’s famous cows. This links to a University platform that enables you to find the Colleges on a map, as well as other city and University landmarks: www.virtualtour.study.cam.ac.uk.

Your journey at Cambridge starts with Matriculation, the formal pledge of membership to the College and the University, and ends with Graduation, the celebration of your success.

All about Hughes

Our News and Events give you a flavour of what goes on at College and our Playlist provides access to some of our (online) academic lectures, seminars and discussions that have taken place this year, including the Seniors’ Spotlight Series.  This publication is a great example of the translational and impact-orientated nature of our work, as members of our academic community explain how they have been helping to tackle the pandemic.

There is lots more information if you’re thinking of applying for undergraduate study, including how to apply; and further details of postgraduate study too. Plus:

Out Watch Again page has a selection of welcome videos, introductions and academic seminars and lectures which will also help you to get aquainted.

We are always available to answer your questions so please don’t hesitate to get in touch: admissions@hughes.cam.ac.uk or +44 (0)1223 334897.