When you matriculated at St Edmund’s, you became a life-long member of the College. Please let the Alumni Office know if you change your contact details, if you have any news to share with the College or if you are planning a return visit to St Edmund’s, as we would be delighted to see you.

You can also read our alumni benefits leaflet, which contains some information on the various College, university, and alumni society benefits that you get once you join St Edmund’s.

The Alumni Society

One of its primary aims is to bring alumni together and it provides funds if you wish to organise small event in your area for Eddies who may be living nearbyIf you graduated from St Edmund’s recently, the Society also offers small grants for activities that benefit your personal development and that of other members of the College

The Alumni Society committee is present at events throughout the year and subsidises many of the events open to alumniMost notably among these are the Guest Night dinners, held in December, March, and July each year with special price for alumniThe Society is also working on building network of regional reps to help organise activities where there are larger numbers of Eddies alumni.

Get Involved

The Society is always recruiting for its Committee, as well as for people interested in organising regional events around the world. If you might be interested in getting involved, or have questions about the nature and work of the Alumni Society, send an e-mail to development@st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk.

College Benefits

Weddings/Christenings and Events

The College is delighted to hold weddings and christenings in the College chapel for alumni. Further information is available from the Dean.

Alumni are welcome to host private events at the College, subject to availability. Please email development@st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk for more information.

Attend an Alumni event at St Ed’s

This ranges from dinners and events in College, to socials in London, to regional events throughout the year as our Fellows travel to different places and where alumni are able to organise gatherings in their new homes. Please check our events calendar for full details. Iyou are interested in hosting gathering in your city, please email events@stedmunds.cam.ac.uk.


St Edmund’s has three punts that are housed at St John’s CollegeWe are one of the only Colleges that allow alumni free hire of the punts through the season (AprilNovember)If you are interested in reserving punt, email development@stedmunds.cam.ac.uk and the Development Office can make arrangements.

Entrepreneurial Opportunities and Careers Service from St Ed’s

Let us know what you are getting up to in the future, as we might be able to help you get on in your chosen career. Connect with us on LinkedIn and take advantage of the University’s careers service.

University Benefits

Collecting your MA

B.A. graduates become eligible for the M.A. six years after the end of their first term of residence, as long as two years have passed since they graduated B.A.. An honorary degree, but great opportunity to catch up with your friends and unlock few more university benefits, this isn’t something to miss out onFor more information, please visit the Tutorial pages.

Requesting a copy of a degree certificate/transcript

Should you want replacement copies of your degree certificate or a transcript, a document which lists your courses and the grades you achieved in them, you will have to contact the student registry. There is further information and an online form on their website.

Other Benefits

In addition to the benefits you receive from St Edmund’s as soon as you matriculate you become a lifetime member of the University of Cambridge. This entitles you to benefits such as email for life and your CAMCard,which allows you and up to three other people free entrance to all the colleges when they are open to the public. It also acts as your University Centre membership and offers discounts in many Cambridge shops, restaurants and hotels.

University Careers Service

The University Careers Service is different from most in that you can continue to use it for the rest of your lifeIf you ever want help moving through your career, finding your next job, or refining and polishing skills for that next step, this may be the place for youIf you happen to find yourself recruiting graduates, then the Careers Service also represents place to advertise jobs, and alongside the College is place where you can offer work experience and shadowing opportunitiesMore information can be found via the University websiteand if you are interested in offering opportunities to current St Edmund’s students, email development@stedmunds.cam.ac.uk.

Staying in College

If you find yourself back in Cambridge, the College offers accommodation to alumni at a reduced rate should you wish to stay at St Edmund’s. The College also rents out spaces for events & conferences which you can find out more about by emailing conference.coordinator@stedmunds.cam.ac.uk.

Alumni and friends of St Edmund’s are welcome to stay in College guest rooms at their own expense for up to five nights per year, subject to availability.

The rents for alumni and their guests (including VAT) are as follows:

Daily Room Rent – 2019/20   

Single non-ensuite room – £48.00

Double non-ensuite room – £68.40

Single ensuite room – £67.20

Double ensuite room – £87.60


For further details and to enquire about availability, please complete the Guest Room Booking form.