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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 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.


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 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: 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>> 

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.

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.