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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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A Day in the Life of the Housekeeper

Caroline Adams has been working at Pembroke for nearly 20 years. As the Housekeeper, she and her team are responsible for the cleaning and upkeep of rooms both within College…

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New Faces at Pembroke: Part 1

At the start of the academic year, new faces are everywhere. First-years arriving at Pembroke are bombarded with a vast array of new people, places, ideas, emails and terminology. In order to help our new students get to grips with the many exhilarating and daunting experiences of Freshers’ Week and the term ahead, some of our more recently-arrived staff agreed to share their first impressions of life at Pembroke… Annette Hawes (Payroll Officer) Annette started work as Pembroke’s Payroll Officer in April this year. Previously she worked for a company near Huntingdon, doing payrolls for the education sector. Firstly, what is a Payroll Officer and what do they do? I…

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Bridgemas!

The last week of Michaelmas term is traditionally referred to as ‘Bridgemas’, due to the tendency to celebrate Christmas a month early, before the undergraduates go home for the holidays.…

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New Faces at Pembroke: Part 2

A few of our other newest members of staff share their thoughts on arriving at (or returning to) Pembroke. Lord Chris Smith (Master) Lord Chris Smith was admitted as Master…

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The butcher, baker & catering manager

Ken Smith has worked at Pembroke since 1976. Here he talks about cooking, cleaning windows and partying with the Beatles. I left school in December 1961. My dad was a baker…

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