Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge

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    The Murray Edwards Graduate community

    Come and find out what it's like to study at Murray Edwards College, by attending our University of Cambridge Postgraduate Open Day on 2 November.

    Graduate life at Cambridge revolves around two main locations: the Department, Faculty and/or laboratory where you work, and the College.

    Your College is not just a place to live but also a community that you join. Your College is your home while at Cambridge and the place where you can relax, socialise, make friends, receive personal support and, in one word, belong.

    College life is your launching pad into wider Cambridge life: fully part of the University and yet offering a cosier, more intimate environment for everyday life, work and recreation.

    The Murray Edwards College MCR committee organises regular social events for Murray Edwards College graduates and their friends, including film nights, games nights, garden parties and BBQs in the summer and lots more. A programme of events is arranged during the first week of the new academic year to welcome new graduates (or freshers) to Murray Edwards College and help them settle in quickly.

    Tutorial Support

    All graduate students at the University of Cambridge have a College Tutor. Officially, Graduate Tutors provide a formal link between students and the University. At Murray Edwards College, however, we aim to offer further tutorial support; our Graduate Tutors are friendly, approachable and supportive, and can offer confidential help and advice on any aspect of University life. The Tutorial Office provides additional administrative support.

    College Facilities

    Murray Edwards has a range of graduate accommodation.  Find out more about it on the Graduate Accommodation pages.

    In addition to the graduate accommodation, graduates have access to the College's excellent study facilities, including the Rosemary Murray Library (open 24 hours a day for seven days a week, with some 60,000 volumes), WiFi and excellent computing facilities.

    The College has a multi-gym, tennis courts, squash courts and sports fields, which are open to all members of the College. All graduates also have free access to University sports fields and facilities and many Murray Edwards College graduates are active in University-level sports.

    For musicians, there are several music practice-rooms with upright pianos, as well as a Steinway grand piano.

    For those who enjoy art and photography, there is an Art Room in College.

    Cafeteria and Dining

    The College cafeteria, which is located in the Dome, offers lunch and dinner throughout term time. Meals are of high quality and very good value. There is plenty of choice and consideration is given to various dietary requirements. 

    During term time, graduates are invited to one Formal Hall per week free of charge. The Fellows of Murray Edwards College invite all graduate students and their guests to meet socially in the Fellows' Drawing Room before formal hall, and graduates gather in the MCR after formal hall to continue their evening together.

    For those who prefer to cook for themselves, all graduate rooms have access to excellent kitchen facilities.

    College Grounds

    Murray Edwards College's forward-looking spirit is reflected in buildings that are modern and architecturally daring, set in spacious informal grounds. At the heart of Murray Edwards College is the imposing Dome that gives the College a unique skyline and offers a stunning, distinctive space for dining and entertaining.

    The gardens at Murray Edwards College are part of the Cambridge wildlife corridor, alive with squirrels, pheasants and rabbits, wild plants and flower borders. They are less formal than other College gardens and students can walk on the grass, pick herbs from the gardens and fruit from the orchard.