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Communication, Internet and Phones

Mailing address

During PKP you can have mail sent to:

Your name

Pembroke-King's Summer Programme

Pembroke College



Please make sure your mail is clearly labelled 'Pembroke-King's Summer Programme' or 'PKP'. Unfortunately we cannot hold mail for you before the start of the Programme.

Cambridge University e-mail address

Unfortunately it is not possible to give you a Cambridge University e-mail address while on PKP.

Internet access

Your room will have a network point to connect to the internet and you can borrow a network cable if you need one.

Computers and laptops

You will have 24-hour swipecard access to the Turing Room, the King's College undergraduate computer room. However, we strongly advise that you bring your own laptop.

Bandwidth limit

Unlike at some universities in the world, bandwidth provision to universities in the UK is still extremely expensive and capacity is limited. To ensure that a few users do not slow the speed of internet traffic for everyone else on the network, you will be limited to a quota of 4000 Mbytes per 24 hours.

For more information on this please see Pembroke's Network Traffic Control Policy.

Mobile phones

To find out if you can use your mobile phone in the UK you should check with your service provider.

Students in the past have found that buying a mobile phone in the UK is often the cheapest option, and there are numerous shops in Cambridge where you can purchase a handset and SIM card to use a 'pay as you go' plan.

This involves buying phone credit in advance, either at the phone shop, over the telephone, or at kiosks located in a variety of convenient locations. For information on prices visit:

  • Carphone Warehouse, located in the Lion Yard shopping centre
  • EE, located in the Lion Yard shopping centre