Testimonial: “Either they’re lying or my college forged the letter.”

TW: depression, suicidal thoughts, bullying, harassment, abuse of trust. “This is an old story, so I don’t know how relevant it is to the current state of Cambridge, but it’s worth sharing nonetheless. I graduated from my college in 2008. I should have graduated in 2007, but I intermitted. The circumstances leading up to my […]

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Testimonial: ” it was a horrible, horrible time, made worse by the lack of compassion and concern that I was treated with.”

“My first year at Cambridge was kind of a baptism by fire. I had initially been looking forward to starting university, but once I arrived the demands of my course and the pressured environment I was living in took their toll on my mental health. I wasn’t enjoying my course, felt guilty if I spent […]

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Testimonial: “I’m aware of the movement for tutor training among students, but I don’t think that discourse is helpful.”

TW: Intermission, depression, panic attacks, substance abuse, mania “In Lent of my second year, a couple of terms of low mental health reached a peak (or rather trough) and left me dangerously depressed, having regular panic attacks when I thought about doing work, trying to deal with occasional unpredictable manic episodes, self-medicating with various unhealthy […]

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News: Intermission is STILL Degrading

INTERMISSION IS STILL DEGRADING. >Students banned from Cambridge. >Inconsistent policies. >No complaints system. The current intermission system is broken. It needs to be reformed. In 2011, CUSU Disabled Students’ Campaign began the campaign “Degrading is Degrading”, which addressed the extremely variant ways in which the intermission process – then commonly referred to as “degrading” – […]

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Testimonial: “The idea that Cambridge students get depression is ludicrous.”

TW for transphobia, breach of confidence, sexism. I am a former student of Cambridge, currently working in a college tutorial office. I write this because as a staff member I’ve had another perspective on concerns about welfare, and what I’ve seen and heard has been troubling. I work in the same office as tutorial secretaries, […]

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