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Fitzwilliam College

Fitzwilliam College

Fitzwilliam College began as Fitzwilliam Hall in 1869, a non-academic body made up of less wealthy students. The university allowed students who could not afford to live in colleges the opportunity to learn at the prestigious institution. 

In 1966 Fitzwilliam Hall was granted a Royal Charter, and  officially became Fitzwilliam College.

The college has a rich history and boasts impressive alumni including Cressida Dick, the first female Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. 

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Accommodation Details

Students will be accommodated in single rooms which are standard undergraduate bedrooms. Bathrooms are shared between a few students. Male and female students will be separated by corridor and/or staircases.

  • Founded in: 1869
  • Bathroom type: Predominantly shared (single gender)
  • Bedroom type: Single
  • Student ages: 13-18

Safety and security on campus

In the college students are overseen by the Programme Director, who implements the day-to-day running of the programme. The Director is assisted by a team of Counsellors who very often are current members of the University of Oxford or University of Cambridge.

The Counsellors ensure that students are looked after pastorally, culturally and socially during their programme. Students are able to talk informally and frankly to the Counsellors in order to raise concerns or to discuss university applications.

Each campus has a few members of residential staff who live in the college throughout the programme and are able to assist students at any time of the day or night.

Oxford Royale and Fitzwilliam College

It is important to note that Oxford Royale Summer Schools is not a part of, or otherwise affiliated with, Fitzwilliam College or the University of Cambridge. Find out more about Oxford Royale and the University of Cambridge.

About Cambridge

Cambridge has been recognised for centuries as one of the most beautiful academic locations in the UK. With its soaring gothic buttresses, green lawns, gently meandering river, and quiet little coffee shops, Cambridge has a lot to offer in terms of quality of student experience. Students will live, dine and study in a college of the University of Cambridge, providing them with the ideal opportunity to discover what life in a top UK university is really like.

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