Our Colleges

Colleges underpin Cambridge’s excellence and are the heart and soul of student life. They provide individual pastoral and academic support for each student within a supportive, ready-made community.

Our Colleges

Colleges provide exceptional academic support and ensure that students are supported throughout their academic career. But they also provide a social hub where lifelong relationships are formed, not to mention some fierce sporting rivalry. The intimacy and scale of a College combined with broad cultural diversity help foster an environment where students are taught how to think, not what to think.

With each College uniquely distinctive from the next, the range of gift opportunities varies from College to College. Fundraising priorities include:

  • Academic posts – supporting research and teaching roles such as fellowships and teaching officers

  • Access to education – funding outreach initiatives to engage and motivate learners from low participation backgrounds who have the potential to succeed at Cambridge

  • College environment – maintenance of historic buildings and creation of new facilities and iconic buildings which provide the best possible spaces for student life and learning

  • Student experience – investing in a College’s cultural life such as clubs and societies, choirs and sports

  • Student support – increasing the availability of studentships and bursaries to help undergraduate and graduate students finance their studies

For details of each College’s fundraising priorities, please see Colleges’ websites by clicking the links below. If you would like to invest in the Collegiate community but do not currently have a College affiliation, please do not hesitate to contact us.