Associate Membership

Associate Membership of the Fitzwilliam College Middle Combination Room (Fitz MCR)

Associate Membership of the MCR may be granted to:

  1. Former members of the College engaged in postgraduate or postdoctoral work in Cambridge (for this category a current member of the MCR, or a Fellow, should be the sponsor);

  2. Visiting graduate students, researchers or mature scholars working with a Fellow of the College (for this category, the Fellow should be the sponsor);

  3. Spouses or registered co-habiting partners of full members (for this category, the student partner should be the sponsor).

Associate MCR Member’s privileges:

  • The right to dine in Hall (cash payments only), to use College laundry and secure cycle parking;

  • College Visitor ID card (cannot be used for purchases);

  • Use of the gym and squash courts (full members of the College have precedence);

  • Use of the library and associated facilities for academic purposes (except during the Easter term) and only with permission of the librarian, which needs to be sought separately;

  • Use of the College facilities by agreement of the Graduate Tutors and Fellow in charge of the relevant facility;

  • Use of the MCR facilities at the discretion of the MCR Committee;

  • Use of the internet within College on the same fair use policy as applies to students (advice on connecting to the internet within College can be sought from the IT office).

Duration and charges

  • Payment may be made per quarter (every 3 months) or for the full year in one payment.

  • The maximum length is one year per application. College access will be set for this period. To continue to hold MCR Associate Membership after this time, you are welcome to reapply.

  • The membership fee is £90 per year (£22.50 per quarter).

  • Membership for those in category iii) may be available at a discounted rate. Discount rate applies for student partners who are a) unwaged or b) students themselves. The rate is £7.50 per quarter (£30 per year)

  • Additional charges will apply to issue the replacement of a lost College Visitor’s card.

Additional notes

  • The Associate MCR Membership is open to a maximum of 20 applicants per academic year.

  • The applicant must not be affiliated with any other College.

  • Applications for categories i and iii must be supported by a (any) full member of the MCR.

  • Applications for category ii must be supported by a Fitzwilliam Fellow.

  • The MCR Committee reserves the right to revoke the Membership in the event of a breach of College regulations.

  • Associate members must abide by the College Regulations –

Personal Data

  • The personal data that you have supplied will be used for the purpose of managing MCR Associate membership requests and managing MCR membership data. All data will be processed and stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. By completing this form you consent to the use of your personal data for these purposes

  • Please note your data will not be passed on to any other Third Party unless you separately agree, or the College is under a legal obligation to do so. The personal data associated with this form will be deleted when it is no longer required

  • For more information about how we use your data see the College’s data protection policy

Application Process

Please complete the on line form

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