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Thank you for looking at CamGuides for Undergraduates. We hope that you will find it useful at this exciting time, as you make the transition to university.
It is a resource for students about to start an undergraduate degree at the University of Cambridge. It doesn't matter which subject you will be studying or which college you will join. It aims to introduce you to some of the academic and information skills that you will need during your studies, as well as how and where you'll be working.
We hope that it will give you useful information on what it is like to be an undergraduate in Cambridge and help you to feel more confident about making a start on your academic work.
We recognise that your experience as a student may be different to some of the scenarios outlined on these guides, as we continue to navigate Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing measures. For any questions about changes in library services contact email@example.com.
These pages give you information about the resource and how to get the most from it. To access the resource, click on Return to Start Page.
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You can refer to the resource as little or as much as you like, now or in the future.
They cover a range of topics and highlight some of the resources available to you and encourage you to reflect on what you know and what you need to find out more about before you arrive.
We hope that you find something relevant in this resource, whichever degree you are studying for. The resource is open to anyone, so you are very welcome to browse the content and try out the tasks even if you are not about to begin studying at Cambridge.
You will have access to CamGuides for Undergraduates throughout your studies.
While you need access to the internet, we won't ask for personal details and we don't record your progress. You could use Summary sheets at the end of each section and tick off the pages you've completed. Most resources are available freely; some however, might only be available to you once you start at the university.
We have short videos on almost every page which give you valuable tips on becoming an undergraduate at Cambridge.
Optional tasks suggest activities that you can usefully do before your course begins
If you need more information about anything in this resource, then you can ask your Director of Studies, Supervisors, Personal Tutor, Librarians and others when you arrive. The university also has a Disability Resource Centre (DRC) and Counselling Service to provide advice and guidance to prospective and current students.
If you'd like to ask something specifically about using CamGuides for Undergraduates, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The CamGuides for Undergraduates project is one of the initiatives of the Cambridge Information Literacy Network (CILN). The content has been written by a team of librarians from across Cambridge Libraries with input from current undergraduate students, supervisors and Directors of Studies; the students that appear in our videos are all current undergraduates in the academic year 2019-20.
We are grateful for funding support from the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning.
Unless otherwise stated, this work is licenced under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC 4.0 licence by Cambridge University Libraries.