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Your directory to alumni life: events, benefits and updates.

  • ILLUSTRATION
    MICHAEL KIRKHAM
- 3 minute read
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Alumni Groups

Alumni groups are a remarkable network of friendly and engaged alumni sharing a passion and commitment to Cambridge – and as an alumnus or alumna, you’re eligible to join any of more than 400 volunteer-led groups around the world. Most groups offer advice, hospitality and assistance to visiting alumni, students and academics travelling in the region, while special interest groups bring together alumni in the same sector or who have a shared interest. Find out more about Alumni Groups.

CAMCard

The CAMCard is issued free to all alumni and instantly identifies you as a member of the University. It is your official alumni card and with it you can visit Colleges open to visitors without paying an entrance fee. The CAMCard also gives holders access to a range of discounts and offers at a number of shops, hotels and restaurants in Cambridge. Find out more about everything your CAMCard entitles you to, or find out how to get yours.

College benefits

Don’t forget that you can access even more alumni benefits via your College. To find out more, visit your College’s website.

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Careers service

Recent graduates can continue to use the University’s Careers Service, for help developing CVs, completing application forms, and preparing for job interviews and psychometric tests. Find out more about career support for alumni.

Alumni Travel Programme

The Alumni Travel Programme brings together fascinating destinations, congenial companions, and specialist expertise. Tours reach all corners of the globe, and are accompanied by lecturers who offer expert insight into the destinations visited. Read about the 2021 trip to the Northwest Passage; find out more about the programme.

New Heads of House 

Heather Hancock is to become the first woman Master at St John’s. She will succeed Professor Sir Christopher Dobson, who died in September after serving 12 years as Master.

Dr Michael Rands, will follow Professor Mary Fowler as Master of Darwin from October 2020. Professor Sir Christopher Greenwood will become Master at Magdalene from October, succeeding Dr Rowan Williams.

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Lifelong learning

You’ve got your degree – but there are still many ways to continue learning at Cambridge.

Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

The Institute of Continuing Education provides part-time, accessible courses – and as a CAMCard holder, you’re entitled to a 25 per cent fee discount. Taught by leading experts, academics, researchers and industry professionals, ICE offers everything from short online courses, to summer programmes all the way through to Master of Studies (MSt) Whether you’re looking to explore a new subject, pursue a lifelong passion or enhance your professional development, there’s something for everyone. Find out more about ICE.

Executive Education at CJBS

Leadership. Strategy. Finance. Whether you’re looking to hone your management skills or raise your game across the piece, the Cambridge Judge Business School offers more than 25 open enrolment programmes designed to support your career and professional development. As a CAMCard holder, you are entitled to a 20 per cent discount on all Executive Education Open Programmes. Find out more about Executive Education.

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Alumni events

Global Cambridge

Hear about fascinating research and talk about the topics that matter. More details about digital Global Cambridge events will be coming soon.

Alumni Festival – 25-27 September 2020

Cutting-edge research, fresh thinking, old friends and College events – join us at the 30th Alumni Festival this autumn and enjoy everything Cambridge has to offer. Booking opens in June. Find out more or book tickets.

Journals and online resources

You may have finished your degree, but as a Cambridge graduate, you can still access a number of online academic resources for free. Participating publishers include JSTOR, SAGE, Adam Matthew Digital and Cambridge Core. So if you’re someone who wants to read the research behind the headline for yourself, view our journals and online resources.