College Guide


Introducing your JCR Access Officer

Stephen Fajemilusi

Hi, my name is Stephen, and I am the Access Officer for Jesus College. I am currently a second-year Natural Scientist, and outside of my degree, I like to play a variety of sports such as football and volleyball.

Key Facts

~145 UG students per year

College size across the uni ranges from 80 - 200 students/year

~£5700 median yearly rent (2022-23)

Median rent ranges from £4100 - £7100 across the uni, including mandatory catering charges. Note this is a rough guide only, and there will be cheaper options as well

Free gym

Music practice room

Inclusive prayer space available

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free meals available daily

Gender expression fund available

A fund to reimburse students for items that make them more comfortable with their gender presentation, including but not limited to binders, packers, and concealing underwear

Good accessible accomodation


What is your favourite thing about Jesus?


My favourite thing about Jesus College is the community. When applying to Cambridge, I heard that Jesus was known for being a "friendly" college, and it has definitely lived up to that. I find myself having a very healthy relationship with other students across all years within the college and the members of staff, this, combined with the support system makes Jesus College feel like a second home.

Describe your first year accommdation.


In my first year, I lived in Chapel Court accommodation (the best accommodation in college) with 10 other people. My room was quite massive, 14m x 14m, and had an ensuite! The rent price was roughly £4200 for 24 weeks, which I found to be cheaper than other colleges. The only negative I had about my accommodation was the kitchen, as it didn't seem designed for 10 people. It had a single microwave, a kettle, a toaster, four kitchen hobs, and two fridges (I was quite upset not seeing an oven or freezer). Besides this, I loved my first-year accommodation!

What is the food like?


Personally, I find thatcafeteria food at Jesus can be a bit of a hit or miss, and I roughly go 3 times a week. The typical meal costs between £3-£5, and there's food options for vegeterians, vegans, halah and kosher diets.

Does Jesus provide additional funding?


Jesus College is very big on providing additional funding for students, such that finances aren't a concern. This is through providing a wide range of scholarships, grants, bursaries, and funds to support students. The support can be used to alleviate financial stress, reward excellent exam performances, or even be used to fund students taking internships or wanting to travel!

What welfare provision does Jesus offer?


A range of welfare support is offered by the college. There's a team of Welfare Tutors who are available to listen and offer help with any non-academic related issues. They also run weekly drop-in welfare sessions. The Jesus College Student Union also has a Welfare Team that offers support to students, runs welfare events, and does weekly drop-in sessions. There's also a mental health and physical health nurse. These are but a few of the welfare support Jesus offers, to ensure that everyone is properly supported.

What are the facilities like at Jesus?


Jesus College works hard to ensure that it is accessible for everyone and thus has accomodation rooms specfically designed for this purpose. This includes accomodations containing lifts, disabled bathrooms and ground floor accommodation. We have quite a large collection of equipment from rowing machines, treadmills, squat racks, bench racks, leg extensions, and acouple of weights machines. Just about anything you need you can find at our gym!

What would you change about Jesus?


It would be great if the 1st year accomodation sites had ovens and freezers!

Other Resources

 JCR website (Undergrad community)

 College website