Registration Information for PGCE Offer-Holders 2017-2018

With the start of the new academic year nearly here we have produced a Joining Information booklet with further information regarding the Registration Day on Saturday 9th September, Payment of Fees, IT and Parking.  Please read this carefully, especially the checklist of items to return on page 8.

Student Union Information and Events

The Homerton Union of Students (HUS), which comprises the MCR and JCR, are putting together a guide for PGCE Students which will contain some useful information on the College and its facilities, as well as details for the PGCE Freshers' Week; this will be available soon so please check back!  We also recommend visiting the Cambridge University Students Union (CUSU) website for information on the services they provide, and their Freshers' guides will be available in early September.

For the University's international students there is a special branch of CUSU called iCUSU and there is a wealth of useful information on the iCUSU website.  We also strongly recommend that you read the International Student Team's guide which provides important information regarding healthcare, travel, opening bank accounts, and immigration requirements.

College Matriculation Dinner

We would like to invite you to one of the most enjoyable induction events, the College Matriculation Dinner, which marks your membership to the University of Cambridge and is a highlight for many PGCE students. The three course meal is held on long candlelit tables in the Great Hall and is not to be missed.  

The Matriculation Dinner is free and we ask that you book on-line via UPay to secure your place.  Booking for the dinner opens on Monday 11th September and closes at midday on Friday 15th September.  Please note that admission is by ticket only and requests made past the booking deadline cannot be accepted.  The Matriculation Dinner will be held on Tuesday 19th September 2017.

PGCE Special Events – Save the Dates!

We are also delighted to confirm that we have planned a variety of special PGCE College events for the forthcoming year. Michaelmas Term sees the return of the PGCE Supper Seminars with guest speakers from the world of Education, followed by an intimate candlelit formal dinner.  We are planning another event for the Lent term; we'll keep you updated with the details as the Michaelmas term progresses.  Then, in Easter Term, we will have the End of Year dinners to mark the end of the course.  Further details on all events will be provided after you have started the course, but for now, please add the following dates to your diary:

Michaelmas Term

Secondary Supper Seminar Monday 30th October 2017
Primary Supper Seminar Monday 20th November 2017

Lent Term

PGCE Lent Event - Monday 19th February 2018

Easter Term

PGCE End of Year Dinner - Tuesday 12th June 2018

Important Documents

You will need to ensure you have a copy of the College Start of Year Programme, and attend all compulsory events.

Please complete and submit the following to the PGCE/MEd Administrator, preferably by email on

If you have not already done so, please complete and return the documents below as requested in our Information for PGCE Offer-Holders, and also as part of your College membership acceptance:

  • Passport Photograph (this must be a jpeg if emailed).  Required before 1st September to ensure we have your University Card ready for the start of the course.
  • Fee Status Assessment Questionnaire
  • Consent form
  • Financial document or Award letter from your Student Loans Company.  If you apply to Student Finance England we require the document entitled 'University or College Payment Advice'.

If you are still waiting for your documentation from Student Finance, we recommend checking your online account in case they are waiting for additional information from you.


You will need Adobe Acrobat version 8 or higher for PCs, or 5 or higher for Macs (not Adobe Preview), to be able to open the documents on this page.  Please note that you cannot complete these forms using a tablet or smart phone unless you can save them prior to returning them.


Updates may be made to this information and you are advised to check the website again prior to the start of your course.