Peterhouse Graduate Studentships Competition 2018

Peterhouse Graduate Studentships 2018

The Governing Body of Peterhouse intends to award a number of Graduate Studentships, to be taken up in October 2018.

Peterhouse Graduate Studentships will normally be held for the normal duration of a research student’s degree, up to a maximum of four years. Students may be funded for a one-year MPhil on the condition that they intend to be candidates for the PhD, for which they will receive a maximum of three years funding.

Domestic Assistant (maternity cover)

£8.45 per hour

Monday to Friday mornings, up to 20 hours per week.  

We require a practical, caring person with an eye for detail to help maintain high standards of cleanliness and presentation in buildings of varying ages and conditions, and provide a high quality housekeeping service for up to one year's maternity cover. 

Candidates should have a flexible and friendly approach to working with a wide variety of students and staff around the College.

Closing date: Monday 5 March 2018

HE+ visit days

This week the Admissions Team hosted 170 visitors from our Nottingham HE+ consortium to learn more about the subjects offered at Cambridge and to get a taste of studying here. The HE+ programme is a collaboration between the University of Cambridge, the Colleges and groups of state schools in particular parts of the country. Students attend several events throughout the year, exploring their subjects outside of the school curriculum with teachers and Cambridge academics.

Year 10 Aspiration Days

The Admissions team welcomed 240 high-achieving year 10 students from 12 schools in Cambridgeshire, Nottinghamshire, Hillingdon and Oxfordshire. The Aspiration Days aim to get students thinking about their future ambitions and to give them an opportunity to reflect on the steps they can towards achieving them. Attendees received information, advice and guidance from Martin, Caitlin and Ellie and attended taster lectures from Peterhouse Fellows in Theology, Archaeology and Biology.

Primary Schools Public Speaking Competition

Peterhouse’s Admissions Team hosted a number of local Cambridgeshire primary schools this week for the final of their public speaking competition. Students from seven schools in years 3-6 spoke for a minute and a half on the topic ‘In the future I hope…’ The competition was fierce, with topics ranging from climate change to mermaids, and our Schools Liaison Officers Ellie Bishop and Caitlin Saunders found it very difficult to pick a winner.  

Dr Nicholas Zair appointed Pro Futura Scientia Fellow...

Congratulations to Peterhouse Fellow, Dr Nicholas Zair, on his appointment as Pro Futura Scientia Fellow for 2018-2021. Dr Zair will split his time between Cambridge's Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities (CRASSH) and the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala, conducting research for his project "Learning to Spell in the Roman Empire" which examines the evidence that epigraphic and inscriptional sources provide for the education of those not in the highest echelons of society between the 1st and 5th centuries AD.

Professor Beer, DLitt. FBA

  The College is grieved to report the death of Professor John Beer on the evening of Sunday 10th December. Professor Beer became a College Lecturer in English and a Fellow in 1964, and an Emeritus Fellow in 1993.  The College extends sympathy to his family and friends.