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Undergraduate Study



The best thing about Sidney is the community. I’ve spent four years surrounded by the most weird and wonderful people. All the people I’ve lived with have shaped me and I have so many happy memories I’m never going to forget.


Sidney is relatively compact in size, but its sense of community is second to none. 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.

Sidney provides superb facilities for study and for pastoral support. Our library is accessible 24 hours a day, and our library team is helpful and ever enthusiastic. Sidney has a dedicated pastoral team, which includes a nurse, a study skills co-ordinator, and a student welfare specialist. A recent highlight was our award-winning chef sharing his chocolatiering skills with undergraduates looking for a break from revision.

Our Fellows engage with undergraduates not only by teaching but also in nurturing a fruitful intellectual life. One example of this is the Sidney Greats lecture series, which is open to everyone who works or studies here, and presents big ideas in an accessible and engaging way. Recent talks have ranged from ‘Silent Aircraft’ to ‘The Horse in Human History’ to ‘Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony’.

Meals are available in our beautiful dining hall and a new cafeteria facility too. Undergraduates have access to kitchen facilities in their accommodation. We have a wide range of student rooms guaranteed during your undergraduate degree, from sharing a College-owned house with friends, to study-and-bedroom set combinations in the older parts of Sidney. First year students are randomly allocated a room, so they can get to know other students easily and settle into Sidney life.

The Sidney Students’ Union also work hard to make sure students feel at home. They organise a lively and varied set of activities for freshers, and there is plenty going on throughout the year, from open mic nights, to welfare bouncy castles, to student societies that cater for all interests.



UCAS Campus Code 

Sidney Street
01223 338872
Courses Available 
All courses except Education
Student Numbers 
350 undergraduates
c105 admitted each year
275 postgraduates

Admissions Director
Dr Catherine Sumnall

Senior Tutor
Mr Massimo Beber

College Open Days 

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