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Moving to Cambridge

Congratulations on securing a postdoctoral position in Cambridge. You are coming to a world-leading institution in a great city.

It could be an important step in your career and chapter in your life – and there is a lot of support available to help your move to Cambridge go as smoothly as possible.

Take a look at our Relocation Handbook (coming soon) for comprehensive information covering everything you need to know when moving to Cambridge to take up employment at the University.

OPdA volunteers who recently relocated to Cambridge with their families put this handbook together, drawing on relocation information provided by the University. It is based on their experiences and the information/resources that were useful to them or that they wish they had found sooner. 

The following pages provide details of some of the most important aspects of moving to Cambridge – especially where there is particular assistance for postdocs.

Have a look as well at the Life in Cambridge section of the Accommodation Service website for further information to help you settle into the city.

 

Visas & Immigration

Accommodation

Subsidised Accommodation

Healthcare

Schools & Childcare

Bank accounts

Job opportunities for partners

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Upcoming events

Postdocs’ Work and Family Life Series: Being an academic dad

Jan 24, 2018

Postdoc Centre@Biomedical Campus

WellCAM: How to Sleep

Jan 24, 2018

Pippard Lecture Theatre, Cavendish Laboratory

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BBSRC Flexible Talent Mobility Account Funding: apply by 12 January 2018

Dec 18, 2017

The University of Cambridge has been awarded a Flexible Talent Mobility Account (FTMA) by the BBSRC - this funding is targeted at talented early-career researchers who have the potential to be the next generation of leaders within UK academic and industrial research.

Christmas 2017 opening times at the Postdoc Centres

Dec 18, 2017

The three Postdoc Centres will be closed from 22 December - 3 January, but you will still be able to gain entry if you have had a user induction and been given card access.

Borysiewicz Biomedical Sciences Fellowship Programme - apply by 26 February

Dec 11, 2017

The Borysiewicz Biomedical Sciences Fellowships have been developed in honour of Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, a pioneer in the biomedical sciences, who when Vice-Chancellor of the University led and shaped the development of key provisions for Cambridge’s postdoc community.

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