Cambridge University Skills Portal


Cambridge University Skills Portal

Making the most of your time in Cambridge

Cambridge is outstandingly rich in opportunities that can help you to develop skills that most employers put high on their wish lists. Many of these are available free, or low-cost, to Cambridge students.

Your horizons - geographical, cultural and intellectual - will be broadened by the experience of studying in Cambridge's international environment and getting involved in extra-curricular activities. In addition, vacation work and experience (paid or unpaid) will add to what you can offer.

Cambridge student societies

Community-based learning and volunteering

Competitions, debating and entrepreneurial training

Exchange programmes, travel and study abroad

Making your vacation work for you

Further guidance and sources of support


Also see the key skills summary for suggestions of activities that can enhance particular skills.