New Students

The role of the Peterhouse MCR’s First Year Representative is to welcome, support, and (of course) represent first year students.

The First Year Representative co-ordinates events for the ‘Freshers’ Week’ that begins the Michaelmas term. For 2017-18, this week runs from Thursday 28th September to Sunday 8th October and will provide a range of events and activities to help you settle in to college life, meet other new students and get to know Cambridge.

Freshers’ Week is a great opportunity to get stuck in to life at Peterhouse, and also includes the Matriculation event, the fantastic Cambridge tradition of your formal enrolment into the University. More details will be provided nearer the time by the Senior Tutor, Dr. Saskia Murk Jansen. Matriculation 2017 will occur on Monday 2nd October, you can read more about this event in our Freshers’ Handbook, The New Petrean.

A full schedule for Freshers' Week is available under the "Documents" tab.

If you have any problems, concerns or questions we encourage you to get in touch with our current First Year Representative, Jamie McGinn ( and the rest of our committee who are all happy to help. Please also feel free to contact Jamie with information on your arrival dates and general queries about college life.

We would be very grateful if new students would complete our form to provide us with the relevant details to keep you up to date with Freshers’ Week, up-coming events and other useful information

Please also make use of the Peterhouse MCR Facebook Page for updates!


Further useful Peterhouse contacts include:

The Tutorial Office:

Accommodation Manager: Mrs Jill Slater,

Graduate Admissions and Affairs:

Further college contact details can be found here


For University-wide information please see:

University of Cambridge Graduate Union

Cambridge University Students’ Union

The University of Cambridge website