Postgraduate Facilities and Support

Each Cambridge College is a microcosm of the University, giving you the opportunity to get to know students and staff in a range of subjects. It is a community, providing pastoral support, a social environment, and, where applicable, accommodation and catering facilities. All teaching will take place at your Department or Faculty.

Homerton is technically the newest of the Cambridge Colleges, but has a rich history stretching back over 250 years: in 2018 we celebrate the 250th anniversary of acquiring our first premises in London.

College support

For graduate students, a key role for the College is to look after your welfare. At Homerton a dedicated Graduate Tutor, as well as a pastoral team, provides guidance and support.

College facilities

Homerton has a range of catering options available, from Formal Hall dinners (including Graduate Formal Halls a few times a term) to breakfast and snacks in The Griffin Bar & Buttery.

Homerton has a large and well-stocked Library on-site, open 24 hours a day. Like all Cambridge College libraries, the collection is focused on undergraduate students; you will find your Faculty or Department library is better stocked for more advanced postgraduate studies. The Library's Children's Literature collection is unique in Cambridge, and is mostly used by those studying at the Faculty of Education.

However, the Library is a calm and very pleasant working environment for all students, with computers linked to the University networks and lots of reading space. They also have DVD and music CD collections and a sheet music section. There is also a computer room study space available.

A newly expanded College gym is open from September 2017. Various sports teams and other societies are active in the College, and include postgraduate students as well as undergraduates.

For information about accommodation please see the dedicated pages.


The Homerton MCR (Middle Combination Room) is a social organisation to which all graduate students in the College belong. The MCR is run by an elected committee that represents the graduate community to the College and the University. The MCR also has welfare and events teams so is able to take care of all aspects of graduate life. The MCR is also a physical space: a common room on the ground floor of Morley House where graduates can gather and relax. For an insight into MCR activities, see their Instagram feed.