Student Life

Students enjoy studying at MPW Cambridge, making many friends and often forging lifelong friendships during their time at the college – our student Case Histories are testimony to this.

Relationships are formed and built through classroom activities, but also through a range of social and extra-curricular activities across the college. A staff/student Quiz Night in September, an International Evening in February, a student-organised May Ball and a Punting Trip in June are some of the highlights within the social calendar. On the sporting front, we have an established football team which trains weekly and plays regular matches against other colleges in Cambridge, as well a home and away challenge match against our arch rivals, MPW Birmingham. In addition to football, students play a range of other sports including badminton and basketball.

Our students are keen to put something back into the community and we run a number of charity fund-raising events every year. Our Fancy Dress Day each November in aid of Children in Need is always well supported – students at MPW Cambridge only need the slightest excuse to dress up, with the ‘onesie’ being the craze this year! Since 2009 we have raised over several thousand pounds for this cause.

Our GCSE students attend a one-week residential course each October. This takes place at Mepal and includes a fun mix of indoor and outdoor work, team-building exercises and recreational activities. The GCSE students certainly return as a well-bonded group.

Aside from organised activities, our students also benefit from the college’s prime location within the famous and historic city of Cambridge. We are very fortunate to have access to a host of museums, galleries and cultural events, including the Fitzwilliam Museum, on our doorstep.

The MPW Cambridge Facebook page is a great way for students and staff, past and present to stay in touch with all the latest news and events. You can also follow us on Twitter.