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Undergraduate Study

Sidney Sussex College Cambridge


As soon as I visited Sidney for the first time, I knew it was the right place for me. Its small size, beautiful surroundings, chilled atmosphere, friendly community and perfectly central location meant that I felt at home instantly.


Sidney is a strong, vibrant community that brings students, Fellows, and staff together. Proud of our long history and ambitious for the future, we are modern and inclusive in outlook.


Accommodation is guaranteed for up to 4 years; our undergraduates live on site or a short walk away, right in the heart of the city.

Rooms vary from modern en suites sharing a College house with friends, to study-and-bedroom set combinations in the older parts of Sidney. 

First-year students are randomly allocated a room and get to know other students easily and settle into Sidney life.


Students can eat in Sidney for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A second dining hall provides a relaxed atmosphere and flexible serving hours, while Formal Hall takes places three times a week in our beautiful Hall. 

The student-run bar is at the heart of many of the College’s student-run events and provides a relaxed study space. 

The library is accessible 24 hours a day, and our library team is helpful and ever enthusiastic.

Location and student life

Sidney is located at the heart of the city, a short walk from most University departments and the shops.

Sidney has a dedicated pastoral team, including a nurse, a study skills co-ordinator, and a student wellbeing specialist. We are proud of the atmosphere of inclusion and encouragement we foster: we want our students to excel academically, and to be happy while doing so.

The Sidney Sussex College Students’ Union work hard to make sure students feel at home. They organise a lively and varied set of activities for new students, and there is plenty going on throughout the year. They take an active part in the running and development of College too.

Sidney Sussex College

Find out more

UCAS Campus Code 

Sidney Street
01223 338872
Courses Available 
All courses except Education
Student Numbers 
396 undergraduates
c107 admitted each year
229 postgraduates

Admissions Director
Dr Catherine Sumnall

Senior Tutor
Mr Massimo Beber

College Open Days 

Check College website for information.
See also Cambridge Open Days.

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