1) “Coping with exams
2) “Concentration
3) “Procrastination
4) “Coping with exam stress



Now you can also find us on Facebook!



Would you like to become a peer supporter?

Click here for more information about training opportunities (dates – Lent 2010) or to download an application form.

Here you can also find the selection criteria for (undergraduates / graduates), and some FAQ (undergraduates / graduates).

Please, feel free to e-mail any of us if you have any more questions 🙂



The University Counselling Service is running two new discussion groups for PhD, MPhil and PGCE students.

One is on ‘Writing Up’ for PhD students (Tuesdays, fortnightly for 6 sessions starting Tues, 19th Jan, 2.15 – 3.45pm), and the other is geared to MPhil and PGCE students that want to share their concerns with other students in the same situation (Thursdays 5.30 – 7.00pm, January to June 2010).

Click here for more information (.doc): Writing up fpr PhD student, discussion group for MPhil and PGCE students.

If you are interested in taking part in any of these groups, please contact reception at the Counselling Service directly.



Are you worried about something? An informal chat might help

If you are worried about something and you don’t know who to contact in the first instance, you might consider getting in touch with one of us.

We are not counsellors, but we are formally trained by the Counselling Service to listen actively to your concerns. Through an informal chat we can help you to find your own solutions to your worries.



What can you expect from a chat with us?

  • non-directive: We won’t give you advice. We’ll talk through your options with you, so that you can make your own decision. Nobody knows better than yourself what’s best for you!
  • non-judgmental: No matter what you want to talk about. We’re here to listen to you without questioning what you’re saying.
  • confidential: We can offer you time and space to talk in confidence about anything.


Who are we?

Let’s introduce ourselves! Click on a picture to read a personal profile or to contact a specific person.


Uzma Fatima Ahmed Rachel Allen Alison Bell (year abroad)


Lydia Gregory Michaela Hinson-Raven Zofia Karasinska-Stanley


Noor Mahamadi Charmaine Reason Ian Russell




Ester Aparici Raphael Cadenhead Gongyu Chen Frank Eckert


Where to find us

Now you can also find us on Facebook!

You can e-mail us at any time to arrange a meeting for an informal chat:

Click here to send us an e-mail


Don’t forget that your Tutor will also be happy to discuss any issue with you. You are assigned an individual Tutor but are always free to approach any member of the tutorial team. Click here for contact details and office hours.

If you would like to talk in confidence about a particular situation or about any aspect of the peer support scheme, you can also contact the Senior Tutor:

Click here to send an e-mail to the Senior Tutor (Dr Paul Chirico)


About Peer Support

Peer Support is currently active in nine Cambridge Colleges and is expanding in 2008 into at least two more. It is a service that is complementary to the college welfare system, supportive of the tutorial system and the work of welfare officers and groups such as Linkline. The idea is to increase the choice of welfare options open to a student. The skills taught in the training for Peer Supporters are listening skills and assertiveness, with the emphasis being on non-judgmental listening which helps others to make decisions without giving advice.

For more information visit Cambridge Peer Support.


Former peer supporters

Click here to visit our archive.