College life

St Catharine's is committed to academic excellence and success, while maintaining a relaxed and sociable atmosphere. We are fortunate to be located in the centre of Cambridge - within short walking distance of most University departments and numerous historic buildings and collections.

"I think my favourite thing about Catz has to be the sense of community here. Within a few weeks of arriving it become impossible to walk across main court and not bump into someone you know. Everyone here is so supportive and friendly, and there are plenty of people you can turn to if you ever need additional help."

– Eleanor (JCR Access Officer 2021-22)


"Thanks to the College’s commitment to student health and wellbeing, I was able to access a counsellor who helped me deal with an issue of intergenerational trauma that my family members couldn't due to the lack of access. This dedication to pastoral care will be something I take forward with me as I embark on a journey to be an educator myself."

– Nick, PhD student

Students sat on bench speaking with Mary Simuyandi, Head of Wellbeing

Catz’s reputation as a friendly college is definitely well-earned! As well as the many welcoming faces you see around college, Catz puts a lot of effort into its student welfare system, which has your back every step of the way.

Anousha and Alex