University affiliation

The Babraham Institute is a recognised postgraduate University Partner Institution (UPI) within the University of Cambridge.

All Babraham PhD students are members of Cambridge colleges and are able to participate fully in University social and academic life. We ensure that all supervisors undergo supervisory training through the University of Cambridge to ensure a consistent standard of support and mentorship across the Institute.

The Babraham Institute is proactively involved with the Postgraduate School of Life Sciences (PSLS) within the University, which co-ordinates and provides training, networking and career support for all postgraduate students in the biological sciences in Cambridge. Our PhD students benefit from access to the University Library and the University Careers Service, which offers courses on writing CVs, interview skills and assistance with career choices. All our students are encouraged to participate in the Graduate School’s Core Skills Training Programme, which supplements the Institute’s own training provision (see PhD Training page).

Students are encouraged to make full use of the expertise and skills training available at the Institute and within the University of Cambridge, in particular those provided by the PSLS. Hear what some of our students have to say about the partnership with the University in this video.