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Opportunities

The College, University and other bodies arrange and support a variety of activities and events that enrich the studies and lives of students in College. Opportunities to apply for funding towards your projects, these may be academic or non-academic activities, can be found in the 'Fees, funding and awards' page. Some of the other opportunities provided by the College are described below.

Careers (Fair) Initiatives

The Fitzwilliam Society hosts a Careers Fair every November. Alumni representing a wide range of careers are available for networking and questions. Open to all students. For more information, contact the Development Office.


Fitzwilliam College Leadership Workshop

This programme is aimed at students who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of leadership, and aims to assist and support students in the leadership roles they may expect to encounter in their student lives. It is therefore likely to be particularly relevant to those who are considering, or have recently taken up leadership positions in College or the University.

The essential objectives are:

•    To understand the role of Leadership

•    To understand the essential components of leadership

•    To build self-knowledge and self-confidence

The programme consists of eight one-hour sessions. The sessions will be led by the Bursar and Dr Jason Rentfrow.

As the sessions take place as a workshop, numbers are strictly limited.

Further details and application form can be found here.

DEADLINE: The application period is now closed. You will be informed of the result of your application via email from the Tutorial Officer.


Brewster Debate

Are you up for a debate? There is an opportunity to take part in one every year in January. The Fitzwilliam Society Trust offers two prizes (£100 each) to the winning speakers. There will be an award of £20 for the best extempore speech from the floor. 

The Brewster Debate for 2019 will take place on Tuesday 5 February 2019 at 8.30pm in the Gordon Cameron Lecture Theatre. It is organized by the Debating Society and further details will be circulated closer to the date.

The motion is 'This House would have Britain pay reparations to the peoples of the former Empire '. More information about this year's debate can be found here

Previous topics have been: This house fears the rise of artificial intelligence’, and ‘Is there a threat to free speech’ .

Read the blog here>> 


Annual Telephone Campaign

Fourteen paid positions available for students, during the Easter vacation. The campaign offers excellent work experience and calling hours allow for academic study during the day. For more information, contact the Development Office. See also Telephone fundraising campaign.

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