Your College J/MCR
will usually assign you with college “parents” and/or “subject siblings”. This is basically a buddy system, and your parents are there to answer any questions and help you settle in. You’ll also normally have college siblings who have the same parents as you. Often your parents will be studying the same subjects as you and can answer any questions about your course, and if not then they’ll be able to point you in the right direction.
If you have any specific questions, concerns or any special requirements then send your DoS an email ahead of arriving at Cambridge. They will be in charge of coordinating all of your teaching and educational experience while you are here, so they will be your first point of call for all things academic.
The majority of colleges will also assign you a tutor, who is there to provide non-academic support. They are also an academic, so if you have an academic concern that you are not happy talking to your DoS about, you can always take it to them instead. You will most likely get an email inviting you to meet your tutor once you arrive.
Disability Resource Centre
If you are worried about provisions for a disability or learning difficulty, be sure to contact the Disability Resource Centre
as soon as possible. They are there to provide resources and information on getting assistive technology. If you think you may have an undiagnosed learning difficulty, pay them a visit when you arrive – it’s best to find out and find out what provisions you can get as early as possible.