College Guide

Trinity Hall

Introducing your JCR Access Officer

Hannah Dixon

My name is Hannah and I'm a Geography student going into my 3rd year at Trinity Hall. I am also the Women's/NB officer on the Trinity Hall JCR, and on the committee of the SU Women's Campaign. I'm originally from Sheffield where I attended state secondary and sixth form.

Key Facts

~110 UG students per year

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

~£5300 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

No information about inclusive prayer space

Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, 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 Trinity Hall?


I'd say Trinity Hall's smaller size! It means that when you visit central site - right in the heart of the city - you are bound to bump into people you know, relaxing on the lawn, having lunch in hall, working in the Jerwood library, or sat on the lovingly named Tit Wall by the river.

Describe your first year accommdation.


First year accommodation is located on central site on Trinity Lane. It is organised into staircases, most of which are in beautiful old buildings dating back to Trinity Hall's establishment in 1350. I'd argue that the rooms overlooking Latham Lawn have the best view in all of Cambridge: over Trinity Hall and Clare College with King's College Chapel behind. Rent costs average around £140-150, varying with the size of the room. There are few rooms at the lower end of the price scale listed on college's website, and first year rooms are assigned randomly, so be prepared to not pay the minimum listed rent. Each staircases has shared bathroom and kitchen facilities, usually between 4/5 people. The kitchen - or gyp - has storage, a sink, fridge, kettle, toaster, and microwave.

What is the food like?


Every day, Trinity Hall has four options at both lunch and dinner, usually: one vegan, one vegetarian, one fish, and one meat option. There is also a salad bar and a daily soup, as well as desserts, fruit, chocolate bars, and a selection of soft drinks. Sunday brunch is also amazing with a full cooked English breakfast, as well as filled bagels, pancakes, and unlimited tea and coffee. We also have meatless Monday where all options are vegetarian or vegan. The food is good and cheap, with a vegetarian main and side coming to around £2.

Does Trinity Hall provide additional funding?


Trinity Hall offers the Benn Bursary for students suffering from financial hardship. The college also provides travel grants for essentially any travel, as long is there is a slight relation to your degree and you provide a short report after your trip. If you achieve a first class degree and become a scholar, you will also receive a grant of £350 (correct as of 2022) and a book voucher of £75

What welfare provision does Trinity Hall offer?


The college has a professional wellbeing team, consisting of the Head of Wellbeing, the college counsellor, and others. You can either get in contact with them through a simple email, or be referred to them through your tutor. The team are also actively involved in college life, often working closely on welfare initiatives with the Welfare Officers on the JCR. The JCR also has liberation officers for multiple demographics - students are encouraged to reach out to these representatives.

What are the facilities like at Trinity Hall?


Wheelchair accessible accommodation is available at all three accommodation sites for Trinity Hall. As second and third year accommodation is not in the immediate city centre, if you require central accommodation beyond first year, you will be living on central site predominately with first year students. Accessibility requirements are applied for at the beginning of the balloting process, then reviewed by the JCR student committee. Students with approved special requirements are then placed at the top of the ballot. The Trinity Hall gym is located at Wychfield Site, a 10 minute cycle or 30 minute walk from the city centre, but is the site where second year students live. There are two squash courts, a ping pong table, and a gym room with a pull up bar, treadmill, two rowing machines, two cycling machines, a cross trainer, a step machine, and a floor area with a mirror and yoga mats. There is a rehearsal/music room with a high capacity for theatre practice. The lecture theatre in college, however, can be used as a simple theatre performance space with lighting and space for a small orchestra. For example, Sondheim's ‘A Little Night Music' was performed in Trinity Hall lecture theatre. However, larger or more technical productions aren't possible in college.

What would you change about Trinity Hall?


We are currently trying to improve clarity and communication between College and the students concerning disciplinary procedures in order to create trust and solidify a feeling of safety and security in college.

Other Resources

 JCR website (Undergrad community)

 College website