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'Silicon Fen' is known to be a group of the high-tech businesses focusing on software, electronics and biotechnology. Many of these businesses are strongly linked to the University of Cambridge, and the area is now one of the most important technology centres in Europe.
The UK is always a popular destination when it comes to learning English, and Cambridge is renowned for its prestigious university and unique traditions making it one of the best locations for foreign students. Each year, more and more overseas students decide to study abroad and they tend to opt for a summer school. However, there is a growing trend for students now looking at winter and spring programme options in a wide variety of subjects.
The Fitz Events Team work closely with a number of established summer school organisations, many of which are now running winter and spring schools at Fitzwilliam.
Fitz Events Office
Fitzwilliam College, Storey’s Way, Cambridge CB3 0DG
Forty event planners attended a recent reception to celebrate the relaunch of the conference and meetings offering at Fitzwilliam College, now branded Fitz Events.
Representatives from companies and organisations in the wider Cambridge area attended to hear at first hand what is available for events of all kinds – residential conferences, one-day meetings and corporate dinners – and to be introduced to the new Events Team.
Presentations were made by the new Master of Fitzwilliam College, Sally Morgan, Baroness Morgan of Huyton, the Bursar Andrew Powell, Fellow Kourosh Saeb-Parsey and Head of Catering & Events Robert Clarke.
Fellow Kourosh Saeb-Parsy who not only studied at Fitzwilliam as an undergraduate and postgraduate, but has also held many events at the College over the years in his role as Transplant Surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, highlighted the benefits of using the venue for conferences, research meetings and dinners.
The Events Team took the guests on informal showrounds in small groups, followed by a drinks and canapés reception in the Foyer of the Auditorium.
Robert Clarke said:“We are delighted to relaunch our meetings offering today and to demonstrate our capability for hosting events of all kinds. Our new Events team is highly experienced in helping clients to create memorable occasions – whether it’s a small gathering or a much larger residential conference.
“Not only can we provide excellent facilities, we can also add value to our clients’ events with our flexible and creative approach.”
Master Baroness Morgan added: “Fitzwilliam College has a reputation for being approachable, friendly and welcoming. We hope to see many existing and new clients bringing their events here so they can appreciate our facilities and service for themselves.”
Fitzwilliam College is located in a tranquil setting, with award-winning architecture, attractive gardens and just a few minutes away from Cambridge city centre. Its 19 accessible meeting rooms provide natural light and welcoming spaces for groups of 10-240 delegates.
I’m Nicola Padfield. I’m a criminal justice lawyer and I’m the Master of Fitzwilliam College.
Fitzwilliam was created specifically to broaden access to the University of Cambridge. And we’re rightly proud of that history. Today I think we pride ourselves too on being a very friendly, supportive community. Very focussed on our academic mission. We expect a great deal of our students, they work extremely hard. And that’s what we offer here; an extraordinary education, extraordinary opportunities for those who want to take them.
Our students come from all sorts of educational and social backgrounds. We have a significant proportion of international students and I think that’s another of the joys of Cambridge; that students really do meet people from all walks of life. My main role within the university is that I’m a reader in criminal and penal justice, which means that I lecture in the Law faculty. I supervise PhD students, I’m involved in the full gamut of examining within the university.
Normally at about 8:30 I wander over to the college café. It’s much used by all the college students, staff and fellows. It’s got a great atmosphere. The facilities in Fitzwilliam are fantastic. We have a great auditorium. We’ve got a stunning library, a beautiful chapel, a great bar, boathouse, sports grounds and we find ourselves in a fantastic position between the centre of the town and the new developments in the west and north-west of Cambridge. I think that we’re very conscious if we work here that we’re very privileged. And with those privileges come responsibilities, responsibilities to the wider community. And that’s part of what the student education is all about.
Anyone who’s thinking about coming here should of course start with our website. But for those who can, there’s nothing like a visit. I hope that from the moment any visitor walks through the porter’s lodge, they have a very clear insight into what makes this a very special place.
Student 1: The Fitz environment is really warm, really warm and welcoming because it has a really relaxed environment.
Student 2: The thing I value most about Fitzwilliam is probably the diversity. So the sheer range of people from all different backgrounds, all different countries and all different subjects.
Student 3: If you do choose to apply to Fitzwilliam, it would be the best decision of your life. It can completely change your life. The amount of opportunities this college gives you is just outstanding. I never thought I’d be at Fitzwilliam, nor did I think I’d be president of it’s student union. So definitely go for it, you’ve got nothing to lose.
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I love the lectures here. We had a lot of different lectures about different topics.
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Students on the programme will visit some of the UK’s most famous landmarks. Included on a trip to London for a full day, they will see Big Ben, the Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, and sights such as the British Museum and Trafalgar Square.
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The teaching of English language of the courses at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge is based on CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
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