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The University Centre


The University Centre Membership 

Membership entitles access to the University Centre, a unique social space for university students, staff, alumni, and their guests. Within the building, delicious food can be found in the Main Dining Hall, Grads Cafe, and the Riverside Restaurant, while award winning wines can be found in the new CUC Wine Bar

The University Centre is more than just a place to eat - there are plenty of areas to relax, catch up on your emails, read or study. Facilities at the University Centre include a widescreen TV, Blue Fitness suite, and a number of conference rooms. Lapwing wireless internet is available throughout the building, or members can alternatively obtain a wireless ticket from reception.


Who can become a member of The University Centre? 

Membership of the University Centre is provided free of charge to all current University employees, students, alumni, CamCard holders and retired staff. Spouses of members are also eligible to apply for membership, which may be granted at the discretion of the General Manager of the Centre.

Some institutions are able to admit applicants to membership at their discretion. These include:

Staff of a Cambridge College
Mature students and staff at the Board of Continuing Education
Mature students and staff of the Theological Federation
Society for Visiting Scholars
Staff of approved institutions.  This currently includes:

Association of Open University Graduates
Cambridge Assessment
Cambridge University Press
Crystallographic Data Centre
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Medical Research Council
Society of Cambridge Tourist Guides
Tyndale House
University of the Third Age in Cambridge

Occasionally, a University Department or Faculty may wish to invite temporary or visiting staff.


How to apply for membership

Those who do not fall into any of the above categories may be admitted to membership at the discretion of the General Manager of the University Centre for a fee of £50 per annum. 

All rules are at the discretion of the General Manager, and he retains the right to change them at any time.

Please download the membership form and email to or post to the Membership Secretary, University Centre, Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RU.


Specific personal information collected on this form
This booking form asks you to provide information about yourself. We gather this information so that we can manage membership. We use this personal data to fulfil our “contractual” relationship with you.

We do not share your data with any external parties. We will not collect any data about you from any external sources. We will hold your data for no longer than two years after your membership expires.


For more information about how we handle your personal information, and your rights under data protection legislation, please see