Cambridge is one of the best universities in the world in terms of its academic reputation. Study life is intense and intellectually demanding and we place great emphasis on independent and self-directed learning. The University has its own academic conventions and expects you to take responsibility for your own learning. Academic support is provided by your College and Faculty/Department.
The way we teach, the assessment methods used, the emphasis on independent and self-directed learning may be very different to what you are used to and so your course handbook might help you understand what the course involves (e.g. course structure, teaching approach, academic conventions, methods of assessment) and what is expected from you.
As a student, you benefit from enviable access to some of the best library and museum collections in the world, as well as other specialist resources such as the language centre, and IT facilities.
The University provides strong support for your personal, professional and career development and consequently provides information and opportunities to enhance and develop your skills to help you achieve your full potential, both personally and professionally.
If you are a visiting student, before arriving you will have established what study/research you can undertake at Cambridge. If your home institution requires a record of your time here, you must ensure this is discussed and agreed before any arrangement is finalised. As a visiting student you have access to University facilities.