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The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPdA) and Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations (CUDAR) are delighted to be able to extend a number of University alumni benefits to postdocs. To qualify, you need to have been in a postdoctoral research position for at least one year. Even if you plan to remain as a postdoc at the University beyond this year, you are still welcome to register for alumni benefits.
If you are/were employed by the University, your details will be forwarded on to the OPdA for verification and then on to CUDAR. However, we would strongly encourage you to update your details on either Employee Self Service or by emailing us at to ensure you can start to receive these benefits as soon as possible.

To obtain all of the benefits available to you, please fill out this web form.
In due course, you should receive a welcome letter or email from CUDAR and start to receive the alumni e-newsletter and e-CAM, as well as details of how to register for your email. Details of the benefits available to you are listed below. You are able to amend your communication preferences with us at any time. 



This special card gives you free access to Colleges (when they are open to the public) and to a range of discounts in the city. If you are a University alumnus/a, you should have already been issued with a CAMCard after graduation. If you need a new one, please email  



Careers Service

You will get access to the University's Careers website, offering a wide range of web-based resources, including podcasts on a variety of professional topics.





Email for Life

A free service that includes an exclusive email address and easy migration of your Hermes email data into your account (providing your account is still active).




University Library

Reader’s access to resources at the University Library.






University Sports Centre

You will be able to claim a special discount on membership fees.





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Issued by MBNA, this is the only official University of Cambridge credit card that provides great value with attractive rates and benefits.





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A wide variety of accessories and gifts for the home, office and special occasions, bespoke to the University of Cambridge.


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