Founded in 1209, the University of Cambridge is the second oldest university in the English-speaking world and is now a collegiate public research university. The university grew out of an association of scholars who left the University of Oxford after a dispute with the townspeople. The two 'ancient universities', the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge are often referred to jointly as 'Oxbridge' and share many common features. The outstandingly high academic standard is the wealth of the University of Cambridge and it has made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.
31 semi-autonomous constituent Colleges and over 100 academic departments organized into six schools form the University of Cambridge.
University of Cambridge Press is a department of the University and is the world's oldest publishing house and the second-largest university press in the world. Cambridge Assessment is also a department of the University and is one of the world's leading examining organisations. The University also operates eight cultural and scientific museums, including the Fitzwilliam Museum and a botanic garden. There are over 100 libraries in the University of Cambridge that hold a total of approximately 16 million books. The Cambridge Union is the world's oldest debating society.
'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 following courses are open for the university students at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge.
|For whom||University students|
|Course type||Online ＋Onsite lessons|
|Year||Spring Course, Summer Course, Autumn Course in 2022|
|Lesson||45 hours lesson in 4 Week Course||Pre-arrival Online lesson||10hours|
|Onsite face-to-face lesson at Cambridge||30hours|
|Pre-arrival Online lesson||5hours|
|80 hours lesson in 5 Week Course||Pre-arrival Online lesson||15hours|
|Onsite face-to-face lesson at Cambridge||60hours|
|Pre-arrival Online lesson||5hours|
|260 hours lesson in 14 Week Course||Pre-arrival Online lesson||30hours|
|Onsite face-to-face lesson at Cambridge||220hours|
|Pre-arrival Online lesson||10hours|
|380 hours lesson in 23 Week Course||Pre-arrival Online lesson||30hours|
|Onsite face-to-face lesson at Cambridge||340hours|
|Pre-arrival Online lesson||10hours|
|※The time for online lessons is 9:00 – 12:30 UK time throughout a year.|
| ・Global Leadership & International Business and Career Course（5 Week Course・14 Week Course・23 Week Course）
・Global Leadership & Cambridge Data Science Course（5 Week Course・14 Week Course・23 Week Course）
・Global Leadership & English Communication Course（5 Week Course・14 Week Course・23 Week Course）
・Global Leadership & English Architecture and City Planning Course (※5 Week Course)
・Global Leadership & Cambridge Academic English Course (※4 Week Course)
・Global Leadership & Cambridge Business English Course (※4 Week Course)
|Accommodation||Homestay: a private single room with a shared bathroom, breakfast and dinner every day, Free wi-fi access
Lunch at Fitzwilliam College from Monday through Friday
|Minimum number of
|12 students in a class|
|Year||Duration||Application Deadline||Pre-arrival Online learning||Onsite Learning at Cambridge||Follow-up project / feedback Online|
|2022||Spring||4 Week Course||2021/12/21||2022/2/21～2022/2/25||2022/2/26 (Arrival) ～ 2022/3/12 (Departure)||2022/3/14～2022/3/18|
|5 Week Course||2021/12/21||2022/2/21～2022/2/25||2022/2/26 (Arrival) ～ 2022/3/19 (Departure)||2022/3/21～2022/3/25|
|14Week Course||2021/12/14||2022/2/14～2022/2/25||2022/2/26 (Arrival) ～ 2022/5/14 (Departure)||2022/5/16～2022/5/20|
|23 Week Course||2021/12/14||2022/2/14～2022/2/25||2022/2/26 (Arrival) ～ 2022/7/16 (Departure)||2022/7/18～2022/7/22|
|Summer||4 Week Course||2022/6/8||2022/8/8～2022/8/12||2022/8/13 (Arrival) ～ 2022/8/27 (Departure)||2022/8/29～2022/9/2|
|5 Week Course||2022/6/8||2022/8/8～2022/8/12||2022/8/13 (Arrival) ～ 2022/9/3 (Departure)||2022/9/5～2022/9/9|
|Autumn||14 Week Course||2022/7/12||2022/9/12～2022/9/23||2022/9/24 (Arrival) ～ 2022/12/10 (Departure)||2022/12/12～2022/12/16|
|23 Week Course||2022/7/12||2022/9/12～2022/9/23||2022/9/24 (Arrival) ～ 2023/2/11(Departure)||2023/2/13～2023/2/17|
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.
The teaching of English language of the courses Road to Cambridge® Cambridge Online Programme is based on CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.
Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. Can express him/ herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
Can understand and use familiar every day expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
|★||Achieve a precise, differentiated expression of thoughts and opinions in a natural style||10||C2
|★||Argue your case and negotiate skillfully|
|★||Write virtually flawless essays and reports|
|★||Feel fully comfortable in the language||9||C1
|★||Be creative in the language and develop a personal style|
|★||Put across complex points of view in meetings, seminars, reports and presentations|
|★||Intervene in a discussion appropriately||8|
|★||Develop ideas systematically|
|★||Emphasise specific points in meetings, seminars, reports and presentations|
|★||Keep up with a lively discussion among native speakers and interact spontaneously and comfortably||7||B2
|★||Present and defend your own point of view|
|★||Reliabl pass on detailed information|
|★||Participate actively in longer discussions||6|
|★||Describe problems in detail|
|★||React to the comments of others|
|★||Talk on the phone without difficulty|
|★||Join in the conversation unprepared||5||B1
|★||Monitor and pass on information|
|★||Give detailed instructions|
|★||Maintain a conversation and chat with friends||4|
|★||Respond flexibly to a different situation|
|★||Make yourself understood in predictable everyday situations||3||A2
|★||Obtain specific information|
|★||Describe events and personal experiences|
|★||Obtain simple information||2|
|★||Understand answers to questions|
|★||Discuss what to do|
|★||Simple communication on holiday||1||A1
|★||Make reservations in hotels|
|★||Get what you need in restaurants and shops|
|CEFR||IELTS||TOEFL iBT||TOEFL CBT||TOEFL PBT||PTE||TOEIC||EIKEN|
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