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. These may be academic or non-academic activities.

Scholarship Programmes

Tsuzuki Scholarship Programme - spend a year in Japan, learning Japanese, teaching English, and more.

Careers Fair

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.


A range of awards for graduate and undergraduate students is available to support travel which has relevance to academic study.

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 four sessions, each of two hours. The first hour is a workshop, the second hour is a panel session with panellists who have particular experiences of leadership.

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

Application Form can be found here.

DEADLINE: 10 January 2017. You will be informed of the result of your application on 16 January 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. Please email the Head of Tutorial if you wish to participate. 

The Brewster Debate for 2017 took place on Tuesday, 24 January 2017 at 8.30 pm in the Gordon Cameron Lecture Theatre.

The topic for 2017 was: This house fears the rise of artificial intelligence.
Read the blog here>> 

Excelect Research Awards

Up to two awards, to the value of £150 each, may be made to separate deserving candidates who are Pre-Clinical or Clinical students studying human or veterinary medicine at Fitzwilliam College, to support scientific research activities. Please click here for further information. 

Charitable and Community projects

There is funding to support both graduate and undergraduate students' participation in such projects. The funding is extended to those taking part in summer projects, immediately after completing their course of study.

Other Extra-Curricular Activities

These are supported for both graduate and undergraduate students. There is a wide range of opportunities including music, societies and sport.

Language Support

Students may take foreign language courses or enrol in Academic Development and Training for International Students (ADTIS) courses run by the University Language Centre. College funding towards these courses may be available from the Student Opportunities Fund.

Vacation Project Accommodation Allowances

Support towards the accommodation expenses of undergraduate students engaged in research projects or academic courses during the vacation or immediately after graduation.

Development Office Internship

The Development Office offers one internship per year, to a recently graduated student. For more information, contact the Development Office.

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.