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Meet the students: Welfare Officer

Mental health is an important topic to discuss at any time of the year, but for many students it becomes more pressing an issue in exam term. The Junior Parlour Committee includes a JP Welfare Officer who supports students and organises events to relax and de-stress. Amaani Ahmed (2016) is the current JPC welfare officer, and told Kit Smart what being welfare officer involves: What does a JPC Welfare Officer do?  We’re…

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Primrose Hill comes to Pembroke

Sir Richard Dearlove recently finished his term as Pembroke’s Master, and on his departure he and Lady Dearlove left a number of gifts to the College. One of these was a…

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A day in the life: Programme Assistant

Each year Pembroke hosts a range of International Programmes. Many of these are staffed by Programme Assistants, or PAs – current Cambridge students or recent graduates who arrange a variety of activities for the students on the programme. This year Pembroke student Will Gayne (2013) is a PA on the Pembroke-King's Programme and shares a day in his life. In many ways being a PA is a training ground for being a celebrity. Obviously that’s not something I’ve ever been before and I doubt I’ll ever be again, so I’m enjoying the attention while it lasts. If you’re doing your job well you quickly find that most of the 350 students…

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Day in the life: College Librarian

Pat Aske, Librarian and Bye-Fellow at Pembroke, shares a page from her daily diary. Friday 7th August 2015 There is no such thing as a typical day in the College…

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Feline friends

Cats have long played an important part in life at Pembroke. But did you know that two of the Colleges most famous members were cat lovers, and in turn had cats…

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For she’s a jolly good Fellow

Writing for the PemWomen@30 project, Sarah Nouwen reflects on being a female Fellow at Pembroke It may be a sign of the success of 30 years women at Pembroke: I…

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