Cambridge & diversity

The University of Cambridge

We are one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres, and a self-governed community of scholars. Cambridge comprises 31 Colleges and over 150 departments, faculties, schools and other institutions.

The Colleges

A college is where students live, eat and socialise. It is also the place where students receive small group teaching sessions, known as supervisions.

Each college is an independent institution with its own property and income. The colleges appoint their own staff and are responsible for selecting students, in accordance with University regulations. The teaching of students is shared between the Colleges and University departments. Degrees are awarded by the University.

For more information on the role of Colleges visit the University's pages on colleges; for more information on each College visit the list of Colleges.