Welcome to Newnham!

Congratulations on your offer! This past year and a bit has been immensely tough for everyone and the fact that you got an offer for Cambridge in that time is unreal! You should be so so proud of yourselves and I cannot wait to welcome you to Newnham (ie. the best college – no bias!). We are known for being a very friendly college. No matter who you are, there is a place for you here.

My name is Emily and I’m a first year Geographer. The wonderful Freshers Committee and I have been working very hard to make sure that you have all the information you could dream of before arriving! We have also been organising an awesome Freshers Week for you to explore places in Cambridge, fall in love with College and meet new people! We have the most amazing week planned and as your Freshers President, I cannot wait to finally meet you all in person!

But before that can happen, this page will be your go-to! It’s all been hand-picked by the committee just for you! Starting university can be incredibly nerve-wracking at the best of times and with the current state of the world, I completely understand that it might all seem overwhelming! I remember being worried about making friends, obsessing about the workload and wondering if I’d ever be able to fit in and find a community that I belonged to. But these bits and bobs should help squash these worries! So have a snoop and please get in touch if there is anything missing that you want to know!

Always, always feel free to message me on Facebook (Emily Cooper) or send me an email (jcr.freshers@newn.cam.ac.uk) privately if you have any questions or just want a chat. I’m very down for a virtual cup of tea and biscuit – just let me know when and I’m there!


Looking forward to meeting you all soon and again, many congratulations! You’ve done it!

Lots of Newnham love,
Emily xxx

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