Information for Current Students

The University offers a wide range of information, services and resources to help make your stay here at Cambridge as enjoyable and rewarding as possible.

Undergraduate students

The Natural Sciences Tripos is the framework within which most neuroscience is taught in Cambridge. It is taught by seventeen Departments and includes a wide range of physical and biological sciences, as well as the history and philosophy of science. You are advised to contact your Director of Studies for specific queries. Links to Natural Sciences Tripos courses are provided here. Current students are advised to make use of the general information on being a student at Cambridge on the Cambridge Students webpages.

Postgraduate students

Current students are advised to make use of the information specific to postgraduate students in Life Sciences provided by the Postgraduate School of Life Sciences and the general information on being a student at Cambridge on the Cambridge Students webpages. Information for postgraduate students in Colleges can be found here.

If you are nearing the end of your course, the careers service can provide useful information for students considering their next step.

Join Cambridge Neuroscience

Become a member of Cambridge Neuroscience. You can create an online searchable profile at Cambridge Neuroscience and be part of this vibrant cross school community at the University of Cambridge. You will have access to workshops, seminars, funding, training and networking opportunities and be kept up to date with all things neuroscience across Cambridge and beyond. You can also follow Cambridge Neuroscience on Twitter and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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You have the opportunity to join CamBRAIN, our Early Career Researcher society, committed to fostering collaboration and communication amongst its members, appreciating the diversity of research and interests that fall under the umbrella of this rapidly expanding and exciting field of neuroscience. In addition, to academic talks, presentations and workshops intended for personal/career development, CamBRAIN runs a series of social and public engagement events which allow our members to share experiences and build successful networks. Find out more about CamBRAIN here.

The British Neuroscience Association (BNA) & FENS

The British Neuroscience Association (BNA) is the largest UK organisation representing and promoting neuroscience and neuroscientists. By joining the BNA (reduced rates for students) you will be part of a vibrant, progressive community of 2,000+ members, and you will help to define and deliver the future of neuroscience. BNA members also receive benefits including free membership of the Federation of European Neuroscience Associations (FENS), access to reduced fees for the US-based Society for Neuroscience (SfN) annual meeting, eligibility for prizes, bursaries and funding – and much more. See the different membership types, to find out what benefits you will get as a BNA member.

Student Support

There are several support mechanisms available to students.

Course Directors and/or Supervisor

Your Course Director(s) and/or Supervisor will get to know their students as individuals and will advise on choice of project, any taught modules and training opportunities as part of the personal training strategy. They may also provide mentoring and guidance as required.

College Postgraduate Tutors

Students will be assigned a Postgraduate Tutor in their College who can provide advice about academic and non-academic (pastoral, financial or emotional) issues.

University Counselling Service

The Counselling service provides meetings with counsellors and workshops as well as a number of selfhelp resources. Information can be found on their website at:

College Nurse

Most Colleges employ a College Nurse who can help with a variety of health and welfare needs. This includes assessment, support and advice for students experiencing minor illnesses and injuries, mental health worries or more general support for all manner of concerns and personal or emotional issues. If more specialised help or treatment is required, the College Nurse can help refer you or point you in the right direction whether to your GP, the University Counselling Service or another local service. College Nurses are also involved in providing health education to students and members of the College.

Codes of Practice for Postgraduate students

Students should ensure that they have read the relevant Code of Practice which sets out the University’s guidelines for Research Students and for Master’s students.