We are aware that the current global situation is a cause of concern for many applicants. The uncertainty we face is a challenge for students, teachers, and administrators in universities around the world, and at Hughes Hall we are working hard to prepare and adapt for the new academic year in October together with all our colleagues across the University of Cambridge. We continue to monitor the situation around the world so that we are ready to adapt as necessary. At present, the University is expecting to commence the new academic year as usual, making any necessary adjustments to how we operate that may be required.
The College’s coronavirus information page is a helpful source of information and links about the College’s response to the pandemic: www.hughes.cam.ac.uk/coronavirus/
The University has a general coronavirus information page which is available at: www.cam.ac.uk/coronavirus
Applicants for postgraduate study should check the Graduate Admissions Office coronavirus advice.
Applicants for undergraduate study should check the undergraduate coronavirus advice.
The process for allocating Hughes Hall student accommodation for new students arriving in 2020-21 has now opened. All applicants who accept an offer of membership of the College will be emailed a link to the Accommodation Preference Form, this form allows you to express your order of preference for the available price bands, we will record this and when you become eligible for accommodation we will offer you the highest band available in line with availability and the college’s Accommodation Allocation Policy. Please note that a request for accommodation at this stage does not guarantee you an offer of a room or tie you into taking College accommodation, it is purely a request to be considered. We would advise you to complete the preference form as early as possible as this will enable us to begin allocations as applicants become eligible to apply for it.
The College and the University work together to offer the maximum possible support to all disabled students. The earlier we are aware of any disability, the better we are able to ensure that all the arrangements you require are in place before you start here (e.g. study skills support, suitable accommodation and exam access arrangements). You may also find that you are eligible for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) or other available funding to support your needs. If you would like support, please contact the College’s Disability Equality Officer. The University’s Disability Resource Centre can provide further guidance, tel: +44 1223 332301, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is additional guidance about equality and diversity at Hughes Hall in the About Us section.
It is essential all students register with a local doctor whilst studying. To do this you may need to request a letter confirming your status as a student using your Personal Information page which becomes active after registration and can be accessed from the Student Centre section. A list of local Medical Centres is available here. Try contacting them in advance to find out what information they will need to register you. (NB If you are on a 1 year course and there is less than 6 months left on your course when you register with the doctor, you will be charged for any treatment/consultation.)
There are many other University organisations which provide welcome activities and/or useful services. These include:
Useful websites for international students:
See also, the Other Helpful Information and Useful Information sections of the New Students’ Signpost page.