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Emma has been like a second home for me – it has such an incredible community of friendly, passionate students, fellows and staff. It’s known as ‘the friendliest College’ for a reason!


At Emmanuel, we are proud of our College and its history, but prouder still of our students’ achievements, academically, personally, and as members of the wider community. We are a friendly College with an informal atmosphere, where students are encouraged to make the most of their talents.

We give our students the space to pursue their own interests and ideas, providing an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and do their best work regardless of background and beliefs. The College maintains an atmosphere of mutual support by fostering good relationships between our students across year groups and with the teaching Fellows who look after their educational progress.

Our students excel in their academic and social lives, and the College provides the framework for them to do this. We have excellent facilities for sport, computing and music; terrific teachers; a modern library with one of the best reading rooms in Cambridge; a social hub, and a student-run bar.

Students can live in College accommodation throughout their time at Emmanuel and our rooms are located on the main site or in houses a short distance away. Emmanuel is a lovely place to live and work in: the spaciousness and beauty of the grounds and buildings, right in the centre of Cambridge, tend to surprise everyone who enters from the busy streets around us. Our gardeners also believe that the outdoor spaces are to be enjoyed, so the two ponds, with their ducks and moorhens, the tennis courts in summer, the swimming pool and the large grass area known as the Paddock, are there for all members of the College to enjoy.

Emmanuel College

UCAS Campus Code 

St Andrew’s Street
01223 334290
Courses Available 
All courses except Land Economy
Student Numbers 
470 undergraduates
c145 admitted each year
250 postgraduates

Admissions Tutors

  • Professor Robert Henderson (sciences)
  • Professor Cathie Rae (sciences)
  • Professor Philip Howell (arts)
  • Dr Corinna Russell (arts)

Senior Tutor
Professor Robert Henderson

College Open Days 

Check College website for information.
See also Cambridge Open Days