St Edmund’s has an international and multidisciplinary flavour. Half of our student body are from overseas, with almost 80 countries represented.
St Edmund’s student community includes 117 mature undergraduates (aged 21 or over), including affiliate students (who already have a degree from another university). Many students are studying for a degree after a break from full-time education.
The College sits in six acres of parkland and is conveniently placed for the arts faculties, the West Cambridge Site, the Veterinary School, the University Library and the city centre. The College buildings currently house 218 single students (some en suite). All rooms are centrally heated and connected to the internet, and some are suitable for students with physical disabilities. Six maisonettes and seven apartments are suitable for families. Our library building includes a large reception/lecture room, a library, teaching rooms, a gym and a music practice room.
Scholars and Fellows of St Edmund’s form a single community with the student body led by a lively executive committee that runs the Combination Room with its bar, pool table and a host of social events. The College kitchen offers up to three meals a day as well as formal meals at least once a week during term time.
The numerous College clubs and societies include the choir and those for law, sports and music. Many College members participate in their field at University and national level.
The Chapel reflects the Catholic heritage of the College and is open to other Christian bodies. It’s also open to all members of the College as a place of quiet prayer and contemplation. The Von Hügel and Faraday Institutes enrich the life of the College in the areas of social justice and the interconnection of science and religion, respectively.