Registration Information for PGCE Offer-Holders 2018-2019
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 15th September, Payment of Fees, IT and Parking. Please read this carefully, especially the checklist of items to return on page 8. The Registration Day is purely administrative therefore there is no dress code.
Student Union Information and Events
The Homerton Union of Students (HUS), which comprises the MCR and JCR, have put together a PGCE Freshers' Guide which contains some useful information on the College and its facilities, as well as details for the PGCE Freshers' Week. 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. The University's Graduate Union (GU) has also organised a special event for incoming PGCEs on Sunday 16th September and more information including how to book is available on their flier.
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.
The University of Cambridge Development and Alumni Relations team also host numerous Fresher's events in the UK and internationally which you may find useful, please see the Schedule of Events for further details.
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 17th September and closes at 9am on Monday 24th 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 Friday 28th September 2018.
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 dinner 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:
Secondary Supper Seminar – Monday 29th October 2018
Primary Supper Seminar – Monday 12th November 2018
PGCE Lent Event - Monday 18th February 2019
PGCE End of Year Dinner - Wednesday 19th June 2019
There are also special Graduate only events throughout the year including the Graduate Formal Halls each term, and a Graduate Garden Party at the end of the course, that PGCE students are invited to; further information will be provided at the start of each term, and via NEXUS.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org:
- College Registration Form
- Motor Proctor Licence Tutor's Support Note Application Form
- Parking Permit Application Form including covering letter, and supporting documents (where applicable)
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:
- Fee Status Assessment Questionnaire
- Consent form
- Personal data sheet (only if applicable)
- 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' (example)
- Financial Undertaking Form if you are not taking out a tuition fee loan
- Residency Statement if you are applying for permission to live further than 10 miles from Cambridge during the course. If you have not already applied please note this is a requirement in order to comply with University Regulations regarding residency.
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.